Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Thanksgiving Wish

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which was my dad's favorite holiday. He liked to root for the underdog, and Thanksgiving is sort of an underdog holiday. It does get rather trampled on by Christmas. But my dad was a thankful person who loved spending time with his family on a day uncrowded with gift-giving and other flurrious activity. If you think flurrious isn't a word, you are probably right, but this is my blog, and I will make up words if I want to!

Here is my Thanksgiving wish for you:

May you not burn your sweet potatoes for the fourth year in a row and get banned by your family from ever making the sweet potatoes again,

May you linger around the table with the people you love,

(turkey-induced stupor, circa 1996)
May you crash out on the floor like a lazy dog and take a good, long nap,

May you successfully teach your children to gobble like the turkeys they are,

And no matter what you are facing in your life, may you be able to say: "Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s."(Psalm 103:1-5)

P.S. You still have time to enter the giveaway if you haven't yet! 


  1. I like the turkey had shirts--did you make them? Enjoy your thanksgiving!

  2. I remember memorizing this Psalm with you at 1923 Juniper circle..I feel like it involved walking on the back of Becca's couch. Do you remember this?

  3. Brenda, thanks! Yeah, I made the shirts with their handprints.

  4. Treiber! I love hearing from you so much! And yes, I do remember memorizing with you in some strange positions and places. We were crazy back then. This Psalm happens to be one that my dad and I recited together on his last Thanksgiving here, so it's pretty special to me. It was a favorite of his and mine, too!


avandia recall