In just a week and a day, here in North America we will gather. I love that word.
To gather means so much more than just meeting up. It means coming together for a purpose. It assumes a crowd, which is what most Thanksgiving celebrations entail. And in my mind, gathering suggests a celebration, and often, a table.
I realize that we gather for other reasons, but I’m just sharing what my mind conjures up with the word.
As we prepare to gather with family and friends just over a week from now, let’s consider what we will look forward to the most.
For me this year, it’s mostly the actual coming together. Dad’s been sick so much that I realize our days are short with him. We want to treasure what we have, and I’m praying that he can get well enough to enjoy the holiday this year.
Other than the family together, I just pray for peace of mind and heart. Not much is more important than those things to me.
What aspects of Thanksgiving are you looking most forward to this year? Food–obviously makes the day special.
Please share below if you have thoughts.
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Hmm…I whole-heartedly agree with you; it’s the being together and having peace of mind and heart that supercedes anything else. Praying you have all of this, this holiday season!
And you as well.
Thanks so much for including the Cranberry-Raisin Toasted Oat Cereal in your features! Gathering around the table with family and friends we may not see often is what makes Thanksgiving so special to me! 🙂
I have to agree.
Great features this week Laurie! My family and I are home sick but wanted to swing by and say hello! 🙂
So sorry you’re sick I’ve been sitting with my dad plenty this week too, and it takes a toll on a body.
I’m so sorry to read about your Dad’s health problems. My heart goes out to you, as I have been there and know how hard it is. I pray God lays His healing hand on your Dad and allows all of you to have a wonderful holiday season together, in spite of all. God bless you!
I pray he can join us for a wonderful holiday, and beyond.