This year’s Thanksgiving looks very different. There are loved ones missing from our tables this year. Some of our traditional meals are being moved to new places since those loved ones are not here to host any longer. There are new worries this year that we didn’t have last year. But there are also new faces. They are tiny new faces, and one of them is that of my six week old son. A year ago, I was not anticipating any of these changes.
And yet, like last year, I am still watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade as I prepare my Granny’s macaroni and cheese recipe. Like last year, I am bouncing between numerous Thanksgiving feasts all week because we have such a big family that loves to gather around the table. Like last year, I am thankful. I am thankful for time with family this week. I am thankful that I serve a loving, almighty God. He gives, He takes away, but He always loves us and cares for us.