Monday, November 27, 2006

Come, ye thankful people, come....

We made some yummy cornbread dressing! (Mamaw you should be so proud!)
Chris' brother and girlfriend came to celebrate Thanksgiving at our house. I didn't take very many pictures because we were too busy making way too much food :) It was a dreary day outside but we enjoyed the food and fellowship together inside. We did conclude at the end of the day that we have much to be thankful for! Our hearts desire would be to share our gratitude with those who mean so much that live so far away. We are thankful for our families who love us so much! Even though we don't always get to share our memories cheek to cheek, you are in our thoughts on these special days and we are prayerful for our next beautiful reunion!

Samuel had his Thanksgiving Feast at school last Tuesday. The feather clad Indians (boys) and bonnet wearing pilgrims (girls) made their way into the atrium of the church and sang a few songs. We then had a true *feast* that rivaled my Thursday dinner for sure!

I love this hymn and so I looked up the lyrics so I could post it (without my embellishments). I hope it blesses you as it did me.....

Come, ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of harvest home!
All is safely gathered in, Ere the winter storms begin;
God, our Maker, doth provide For our wants to be supplied.
Come to God's own temple, come, Raise the song of harvest home!

All the world is God's own field, Fruit unto His praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown, Unto joy or sorrow grown:
First the blade and then the ear, Then the full corn shall appear; --
Lord of harvest, grant that we Wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord our God shall come, And shall take His harvest home;
From His field shall in that day All offences purge away;
Give His angels charge at last, In the fire the tares to cast,
But the fruitful ears to store In His garner evermore.


Anonymous said...

My mom usually makes the dressing,but last year the girls and I made was fun...but not as good as my mom's. Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving!


leslie said...

I'll bet it was delicious!

Natalie Bicknell said...

Very beautiful picture of the two of you! Really miss our times of overindulgence!!!!

Love ya,


Tiffany said...

Girl you are looking skinny! I love getting to see little Samuel growing up into a big boy via your blog. I miss those fruit loop necklace days at WEESCHOOL!!!

Love you all so much,