Wednesday, November 24, 2010

giving thanks

As I walked in November's mellow sunshine this afternoon, my heart was absorbed with the matter in which these times of my life have stacked themselves. Like old suitcases with silk linings, solid mahogany dining room cupboards and tarnished pieces of silver, the familiar, the treasured, and the changed tell a story that scribbles across pages, creating chapters and requiring volumes, yet the words are not enough.

My mother has not lived near me since I officially left home and became a wife over thirty-two years ago. That changed yesterday when we moved my mother into an assisted living home only three miles from my house. Sounds neatly packaged and stacked, yet the tugs of my heart in this matter are strong.

But thankful I am, and my heart rests and daily lifts up genuine thanksgiving and praise to my Lord.

Happy Thanksgiving each and every one!


The dB family said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too, my friend. Your in my thoughts often these days.

Hugs and prayers!

GretchenJoanna said...

You have begun a new era, with your mother close by. God bless you!

Carolina Gal said...

You are in the midst of a difficult season, but I can tell you that these days will never be more sweet looking back. Praying....
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,

crochet lady said...

A very touching description of thankful thoughts.

I hope the move won't be too hard on your mom or on you.


Hill upon Hill said...

The circle of life.
Closeness is good.

Thanksgiving; a good time to gather blessings I imagine.

Gather all of your family close by...

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