There really aren’t enough days in November to say Thank you… to a God that loves me unconditionally. I believe it is a good practice to be “Thankful” daily. There are many times in my life when… I feel, depressed, overwhelmed, overworked, & unappreciated. I’m sure many of you have those same feelings. I usually have myself a pity party.. .that really nobody wants to attend.. & that makes me even more depressed! So, then I turn to focus on the positive in my life. What are those things that I’m most thankful for? What has God blessed me & our family with? I begin with the smallest of things .. like, food on the table. That may seem small to me, but,.. to some.. that is BIG. Then I find a new perspective of what I should be thankful for. God has blessed me & my family tremendously through out the years.
For years as a child my family would gather together at my grandparents house for some good ole’ Turkey & Dressing. Then, seriously… we would eat the leftovers for days.. until we were SICK of Turkey. I loved my Mema’s dressing! It was the BEST! It was also a family secret recipe .. That I have! I remember one year while Matt was coaching football, we were still in the playoffs & we lived 3 hrs from my Grandparents home. Sadly, we weren’t able to go home for Thanksgiving, but, Mema… came to the rescue! The coaches & their families decided to have lunch together & I offered to make the Turkey & Dressing. It was my first time making it, & It was Yummy!! I was so Proud of having such a treasured recipe & honored to be the first Grand to make it! 😉
In August of this year, sadly, my Mema lost her battle with cancer. But, she is in Heaven celebrating with Jesus & especially Papa! Last Thanksgiving we were at my Momma & Daddy’s for Thanksgiving & she was there,.. she showed us all… how she made her famous dressing! I treasure that time spent with her that day. I’m so THANKFUL that I was able to be home with her & my precious family! I don’t have any pictures.. because I was soaking up… every moment! I did manage to find one from Christmas.. so I shall share….