Today is an important day in our family. Today is my Grandparents anniversary. They are both living in Heaven now. I miss them so badly that I cannot begin to tell you how much. I would love to sit with my Grandpa and tell him how I am the Pastor of a Church now. He would be so proud I am sure. I would love to sit down with my Grandma and learn how she makes her tomato gravy. I crave it sometimes this time of year when the tomatoes are fresh from the garden.
Today is important because it is my cousin’s anniversary also. Buddy and Marlene were married on this date twenty-one (21) years ago. They picked this date in honor of our Grandparents. I am glad because the day still holds great reason for celebration.
As I sit here remembering years gone by and events long past my mind moves to the Word of God in Proverbs 10:7, “The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.” As I sit here musing on the just ones of my family it makes my heart smile thinking about the godly heritage I am blessed with. I only hope one day that I can leave a legacy like these who have gone on before us.
Tomorrow we will celebrate Thanksgiving 2013. I love Thanksgiving. I find myself very frustrated at people who are already turning on their Christmas lights. It is not Thanksgiving yet, so why are you passing over it? The retailers are so desperate for your money that they are now going to be open on Thanksgiving day to try to get your business. I hope you are not so foolish as to go Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving day. Is it really worth saving a few dollars to blow off the family and forget the true meaning of the day we celebrate and reflect on the goodness and provision of our Heavenly Father.
Well, if you want to be absolutely truthful about Thanksgiving then you must admit that it should never be limited to just one day each year. For the Christian every day of every year should be a day of Thanksgiving.
As I am thinking about Thanksgiving I remember my family gathering at my Grandparents house the evening before to help Grandma Ruth begin to prepare the Thanksgiving meal. We even had a special meal that night too. We always had Spanish Hamburgers, smashed potatoes and creamed peas. I can see Grandma stuffing the turkey and making pecan and pumpkin pies. This brings such joy and sadness to my heart. We all miss Grandma so much; but, we would not wish her back to this vale of tears for nothing. She lives in the memories of her family.
This reminds me of Proverbs 10:7, “The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.” This year as you gather with your family I wish you memories that will last a lifetime.