Crisp and golden, Thanksgiving Day is beautiful this year in Missouri. Autumn always brings out the mellow gratitude in my soul. The trees are almost bare, and the ground covered with wind-tosssed, russet clutter. I love the look of the ground here the last few days before our first snows set in.
Today we set the table for four, Mom, my son, my almost son, and myself... The turkey smells delicious, and the stuffing and green bean casserole wait their turns in Mom's vintage gas range. We baked two pumpkin pies at 5:30... If I count right, that's three pieces each!!!
Noodles, mashed potatoes, salads, cranberry sauce cooked down the old way from scratch, crescent rolls and Christmas Morning Jam from my friend Marguerite's kitchen. Oh, baby.... Thanksgiving feasting sets the tone, but the real bounty is that which we've been given as children of God. I am so grateful for the grace that surrounds us all, for my family, friends, students... for each of you who write such beautiful blogs, snap those inspirational pictures, and those who read this blog, as well.. we are a community bonded by the written word and the magic of a culture not even imagined when I was a little girl.
From this night forward through the next few weeks, the light of Christmas, the Yuletide Magic, will illuminate each day and hallow every evening of our lives. My magical, loving Thanksgiving wish for all of us is to truly appreciate the love of God, the grace of God, and the grateful spirit of a living Lord.
Happy Thanksgiving....... from Mom's house to yours!