Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

It’s 12:30 PM on Thanksgiving Day in this picture.  Don told a joke (at the request of a resident) and prayed the blessing.  It’s time to EAT!!  This is our table… Don has his back to me.100_4829-1

Our table’s ‘buffet.’100_4820

Nancy Belke and table hostess, Jeanelle Barry.100_4822


All the table hostesses received a red rose for their efforts to coordinate the meal and decorate a table.100_4826

Hostess Jeanelle and hubby, Ralph.100_4830

John and Nancy were directly across the table from us.  They are from Nebraska and really nice.  We’re looking forward to getting to know them better.100_4831

The other half of the Big Hall.100_4828

Back at the Q, I discovered that I can take pictures of pictures on the TV.  We watched the Cowboy-Saints football game.  The flag shows up so pretty, during the national anthem. 100_4832

I like this.  I always love seeing young people who respect our country’s anthem and pledge.100_4833

New Hollow, a new teen group from Ohio did a fairly good job with the anthem.  Harmonizing was very pleasant.  It’s nice to hear a teen group actually sing.  (Did I say that?)100_4834

Well, we miss our children and grandchildren today.  We miss friends we have spent Thanksgiving with in the past three years.  Today is, with a grateful heart, a sacrifice of love to our Savior… we joyfully (and tearfully) give up brief and precious moments with family and friends, to follow His plan for us.  In no way do we minimize the ‘pain’ of being separated from family, but it is worth it and we know that God knows our hearts.  What a blessing it is to be His.  We pray to spend eternity with all of you in Glory with Jesus Christ.


Wendy and Rick Fury said...

So glad you had a good turkey day. So glad that Don feels better. We had a good day ourselves with family. We miss you and love you and pray for you all the time. Hope to see you on our trip back east in the spring.

Norm and Lori said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a blessed Thanksgiving here as well. We had 13 for dinner and then our son, daughter-in-law and 3 grandkids spent the night. Good Times and blessing were shared by all. We know that God is using both of you to reach the lost, and we praise God for your faithfulness. Love you and miss you, NoPo&LoPo said...

We really have a lot of reasons to give our Lord thanks...we are happy to be with family here in Mississippi, had a great Thanksgiving... We would have had a good thanksgiving doesn't really matter where we are!!