Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday

I hope and pray everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have so much for which to be thankful!

We had Bryan's mom, Lucie, and his brother, Jeff, over for dinner. The girls and Daniel spent most of the day preparing a delicious meal. Daniel made the most outstanding gluten free, dairy free apple pie. This young man will be a chef, yet, maybe even a gluten free chef!

My thoughts were filled of Thanksgivings past...

The year Bryan and I both had fevers and the kids were sick, too. We still cooked that turkey and all the trimmings. When it was time to eat, we sat at the table and looked at the food said we were thankful and went to bed. Lots of leftovers that year!

Our annual tradition was to spend Thursday with my parents in Portland and then Friday with Bryan's parents watching the Cornhusker game. When my parents traveled to California to see my brother and his family, we usually celebrated Thanksgiving with military families in church. They often were far from "home." Good memories with great friends!

...and Thanksgivings future...

We really don't know the future and I am thankful we don't have a crystal ball to discover it. If I had, I most likely would have run away from the most sanctifying experiences of my life. God is good--all the time--and though there is sadness and heartache He bottles those tears (Psalm 56:8). He knows each tear and accounts for each tear. Bryan used to tell me, "It is okay to cry, it is your strength." He was so right! "This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. (Psalm 56:9b-11a)

7 comments:

Lauren said...

Thank you so much for continuing with your blog--it is a blessing to hear of your day-to-day reliance on Christ and a reminder to continue to uphold you in prayer! God bless!

Cecily said...

Your strength (God's strength in you) is a strength to us all. It is a rich, sweet testimony to witness your God-centered suffering. Thank you for your example! I love you!

Jeannie said...

Dear Susan,
It's great to hear how the Lord is sustaining you at this time...memories are so wonderful to have. We've been wanting to send your family a little something but because of family emergencies here we haven't gotten it off yet, but will soon. You and yours are and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Blessings,
Jeannie

Victoria said...

Your Thanksgiving sounds joyous, hurray for families. I've been thinking of you a lot and am sending you my best wishes.

Mikaela said...

God is faithful indeed!

Nanci said...

Continuing to pray for you unceasingly.
How wonderful that Bryan's words of godly wisdom to you are still ministering to you (and to me and other readers of your blog).

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you.. Janice Kvamme