While we won't be with family today, we will be with friends who feel like family. Wyatt is quite excited to be hosting his pals Isaac, Samuel, Sam and Julie for Thanksgiving feasting. Jeff and I are quite excited to see their parents, too.
I made a little spirit mission yesterday to borrow some beautiful red maple leaves of the neighbor's tree (there's no one living there to enjoy it!) so we have a little fall inside. The table is set, waiting for everyone to arrive. Jeff has wrestled with a turkey and convinced it to get into the smoker; Jerod has prepped the fryer for another turkey; pumpkin pies are finished; green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and little smokies wrapped in heaven are forthcoming. The stuffing, sweet potatoes, corn, rolls, desserts and who knows what else will arrive with our friends.
What a blessing to have a day to recognize how thankful we are for our family, friends, health and the fact that we want for so little in life. Part of our squadron is deployed right now which reminds me to be very thankful for the sacrifices made by so many soldiers and their families who aren't together today. No matter where you are, I hope you have lots to eat and fabulous people to spend your day with. Happy Thanksgiving!