. . . for a husband who takes to heart his calling to be the spiritual head of our household.
. . . for God-fearing, content, and healthy children.
. . . that my mother and both of my husband's parents are still with us.
. . . for a family that, although far-flung and sometimes out of touch, comes together at crucial times.
. . . for parents who stayed together to the end, even when it wasn't easy to do so.
. . . for friends far and near, old and new, who stay in touch and show they care.
. . . for the internet, which allows people with shared values and beliefs to build bonds that they would otherwise not have.
. . . for the freedom and ability to homeschool my children.
. . . for material blessings far beyond what the majority of people in the world can even begin to imagine.
. . . for the Church and all who faithfully serve Her.
. . . for a God who creates things of beauty to share with his children.
. . . for Word and Sacrament.
. . . for life temporal and eternal.
. . . for forgiveness.
Blessed Thanksgiving, everyone.
"The eyes of all wait upon Thee, O Lord, and Thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest Thy Hand and satisfiest the desire of every living thing."--Prayer before meals, Luther's Small Catechism