This is the time of year I think of all the ones who have done it before me. Those who have planned the menu, prepared the house, made the calls, revisited traditions, primped and planned for the blessed gathering time; the gathering of those closest to the heart for an official day set aside to give thanks.
I think of those who work tirelessly at making it all just right; the ones who make the day sparkle with tradition and warmth. The wonderful aromas, sights, sounds that make the memories for those we cherish. The hours spent tending to all the details. The aching back and tired muscles…all for love.
For all of you who love with your whole heart and enjoy tending the fires of hearth and home, I wish you every blessing this Thanksgiving.
The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands
the foolish one tears hers down. (Prov. 14:1)
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. (Titus 2:3-5)