The Thanksgiving season this year was full of celebrations for us. Because the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day Robert would leave for the Philippines on a mission trip, we decided to celebrate a few days early. Grandpa and Grandma Brannon came over to celebrate with us. Michael and I had just got in from Indianapolis a few days previous and this would be the last time our entire family would be together for a while. The meal Mom and Esther and David prepared was absolutely delicious. We were very thankful for what God had done to bring us all together as a family again.
When real Thanksgiving Day rolled around, we had to have another celebration. We were thankful for the warm, sunny day it was so Grandma and Grandpa Brown could drive down from Morgantown. Uncle George and Aunt Joyce did not have any other plans for the day so they were also able to come. Again, Mom and Esther put their baking skills together and made a very filling meal which everyone enjoyed! Daniel and Jonathan also did something that made the mealtime very meaningful. At the last minute, he made little place tags that had the persons name, it’s meaning, and a corresponding scripture verse. Underneath the place tag was a piece a paper with a question on it that would prompt good table conversation. This turned out to be a real success! We had a very fun time remembering the past, discussing our favorite things, telling about what we did on our free time, and sharing testimonies. In the evening, after company had left, everyone went downstairs and finished off the day with a long game of Cities and Knights! Jonathan and Michael were the victors and we all went to bed thanking God for the blessings He had given us that day.
We are looking forward to having the Wilkes come and visit us on Saturday! Though it is not technically a Thanksgiving celebration, we still consider it as being in the Thanksgiving season. It will help us to remember to keep the spirit of Thanksgiving all the year.