Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Day of Thanks

May the Lord grant you all a wonderful day as you spend time with your families. May we all have hearts that are full of praise to our great God and for those that have come before us, the great patriarchies of the faith, those that have led our country according to the scriptures and for those that are dear to our hearts that are in our lives now. We are such a blessed people!!

Thanksgiving 2006, Joel's last with us, we spent here at home, he had a fever that day and slept a lot, he went out side on brief intervals, Terry was off for several days and we were also just catching up with things around the house, we cooked a big meal and I remember taking Joel's plate back to the bedroom and sat with him and helped feed him, he sure ate a lot of turkey and then had some yummy dessert. Elijah had rented a tractor and on the 27th, Joel was outside for a bit and was enjoying getting on the tractor and pretending to drive it. We were just a few days away from Dec. 3, when we were told to admit him and would start extensive testing. Though the memories are so sharp, I am so thankful for the scriptures that tell my heart and mind that all of our steps are ordered by the Lord and His plans are for our good, for His glory and by His appointment. What a precious 3 years 4 months and 10 days that we had with Joel upon this earth and I am so thankful that eternity has no time except for 'forever'.......We love you Joel, and your all done!!

Blessings to you all



-stephanie- said...

Bittersweet memories.

A very happy and blessed Thanksgiving to all of you too.

Emma and Mommy said...

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving. I am so thankful to have found a friend in you and your family!

Marie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Yes, life can be bittersweet. The holidays seem to bring out all those things we have gone through and remembrances. I intend to rejoice in the family I still have even though our husband and father has gone. Perhaps he has met your little one.

I enjoy your every post and often read them more than once. You have a great family!!!


Lockwoods said...

Happy Thanksgiving to the Morris Family for whom I'm so very thankful the Lord has brought my life.
I never tire of seeing pictures of Joel...and I never tire of hearing you share your heart.
I prayed the Lord would comfort your heart today as you celebrate another Thanksgiving without Joel and that the Lord would give you a wonderfully blessed day together. Someday...someday soon...he'll be in your arms again. Oh, I'm just so thankful for the salvation we have in our wonderful Savior!

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Dara Steward said...

It's great that you have so many memories and that you can remember this time last year. I try and just can't imagine the true feelings you have for Joel... loving him, missing him, yet trusting that He is with Our Lord and that is best. You are a blessing. I am thankful for your family and for your faithfulness to God.