As I dropped a C note at the grocery store this morning, I couldn't help but wonder what other people think about as they shop for Thanksgiving. For me, I am not one who looks forward to grocery shopping. Well, anyone who knows me well knows that I don't look forward to ANY kind of shopping. Once I'm in the grocery store, my imagination gets going and meals just unfold as my shopping cart fills up. Somehow, as a result of today's shopping expedition, we are now having 4 pies for Thanksgiving. FOUR - yes, for a family of 6. And since I am dieting, that really means 4 pies for 5.5 people, as I will limit myself to a half piece. Maybe. Probably not. I'll probably eat the whole piece because it's the BEST STINKIN' PIE IN THE WHOLE WORLD! This was my maternal grandmother's recipe. As a child, I couldn't figure out why my mom loved something called "Buttermilk pie." What's WRONG with that? It just doesn't even sound good. Around high school or so, I finally tasted a bite. It was like eating heaven! No WONDER my mom never insisted I taste it - she then would have had to share with me! Anyway, I digress.
Thanksgiving really DOES make me realize how many blessings I have. I have a family that loves me, children who love Jesus, a roof over my head, a pantry full of nourishing food, vehicles that run, freedom, friends who love me - in spite of my flaws, health, the ability to stay home and care for my family, the list just goes on. God is good - each of these blessings is from Him and daily I thank Him for being so good to me. I hope each of you feels thankful - even if your life has thorns, look carefully for the rosebuds that are there.
And now I must go find room in the fridge to put an 18 pound turkey. 18 pounds? Who will have room for pie???