Thank You My Loves

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It’s Thanksgiving Eve.  As an immigrant, I think Thanksgiving is such a great holiday for a country to have.  A day to be grateful and thankful.

I’ve been thinking about all the things to be thankful for.  There are so many.

I am thankful for simple things.  I’m thankful for big things.  I love this annual pause to consider blessings.

But there is one thing that stands out above and beyond everything.  I am so thankful for Love.

– Thank you Yahweh – Father, Son & Spirit – for being Love.  And for creating us to be part of Your Love.  And for Loving me.  And for letting me love You.

– Thank you my dear Husband for loving our family so deeply.  Your love is clearly sourced in Him.  You love us even when we are unlovely.

– Thank you sweet children for loving so fully.  I love the way you love.  No strings attached.  No baggage.  Just simple, pure, good love.  I love better because of your examples.

– Thank you my family – Dad, Mum & my sweet Sister – your love has always given me vision for life.  I miss you.  If I could change one thing about my life, it would be to have you physically in it.

– Thank you my dear sisters for loving with a love that covers a multitude of sins.  Your grace and mercy is a deep treasure in my life.  I wish we all lived closer.  Your love shapes me.

– Thank you my amazing brothers for your faithful love and care. I am so grateful for your influence of brotherhood in our family.

– Thank you church family.  I especially am thankful for those who love my children.  You are showing my little ones how beautiful the love of God is.

– Thank you to those mentors who have loved and invested in me throughout my life.  I’m thinking about dinners, chats, projects, classes, trips, ministries, seasons… full of your wisdom and investment and love.

My life feels like a diamond with facets carved and polished by so many.  By you.  Created, grown and continually transformed by your love.  Inspired and energized by your encouragement.  Lifted up and resuscitated by your faithful care.

My perfect Thanksgiving day would be to spend the day with all of you!  Love you.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government. (1 Peter 2:17 The Message)

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  1. Oh, you fill me with love and tears, your writing is so thoughtful and full of HIS love. The tears are making the keyboard and screen a blur, however the only thing (as you say) is for us your mum dad and sister and her family to be there with you, that would totally complete your Thanksgiving celebration. However as much as I wish to be there to celebrate another Thanksgiving, I can look back with fond memories of sharing several Thanksgivings in American homes to understand the wonderful day you will have. Love, dad

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