Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Throughout the United States this week, houses have been cleaned and tidied up, decorated festively and made ready for company.


Hours of labor-intensive and love-filled home cooking will result in a feast rarely seen throughout the year.



Relatives who tend to be strange characters will put on their best outfits, and their best behavior. Love will fill the air!



But, throughout it all, may this special holiday be first and foremost a glorious occasion to be reminded of the many blessings that we enjoy. May we all look to the Lord our Provider with a grateful heart and a prayer of thanks, for He is the One whose hands continually bless us, protect us and unite us.

Wishing you and yours a plentiful Thanksgiving!

34 comments:

Mrs. Elliott said...

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your blog was a blessing to me today and a peaceful place to visit in the midst of everything. Thanks!

Visions and Verses said...

That is a beautiful post on Thanksgiving! I always loved Thanksgiving, but it means so much more to me now that I'm a Christian. And as my kids learn about the First Thanksgiving, they remind me that it was all about religious freedom, multicultural cooperation, and trust in and gratitude toward our Great Creator.

PS: Thanks for your comments on my blog!!

Becky said...

What a lovely home you have!

Thanks for visiting my blog and please come back. Yours is quite lovely.

Elizabethd said...

We dont have Thanksgiving in Europe, but it looks like a wonderful time.

Angela said...

Hi and thank you for stopping by my blog! I love your Thanksgiving post and reminder of the One to whom we owe everything. Blessing to you and your family. I will stop back by after the holidays to check your blog out a little further, as it looks like we have a lot in common! :-) (I am drinking some afternoon tea now, in fact!)

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

Well said! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Sit A Spell said...

I love that front porch! Come see my new blog design...I'm excited it is finally up.

Bless...Shell

Sit A Spell said...

I am an avid tea drinker and scrolled down to see your tea room. Very nice...I use my formal dining room as my "tea room"...all my china and tea items are there. I have tea for one on a daily basis. It is my time to sit a spell : ) and rest a bit. I read my Bible, pray or just sit and listen to music, as you mentioned.

What kind of tea do you like???

Abounding Treasures said...

That front porch area is lovely and the meal looks so delicious!

Happy Thanksgiving from Canada where we celebrated it last month :o)

Blessings!

tami said...

i love the pic of the cat and dog- hilariuos!

Tea Time With Melody said...

First of all, I want that front porch, beautiful, second I loved the dog and cat in costume and Praise the Lord for all blessings he gives.

Susan B said...

Melody,
I hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I really like the relatives, ha. Beautiful post. Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!
Valerie

Proverbs 31 said...

We don't celebrate thanksgiving in Ireland but I hope you have a truly blessed one!!! Marie x

Beth said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comments. This is a wonderful post and a great reminder of what is really important about Thanksgiving.

I love the quote at the bottom of your page. My youngest daughter is named Melody. I'm going to print that off for her.

the voice of melody said...

"Sit A Spell", to answer your question, I like all kinds of teas but these days I drink mostly white and also green teas. I'll probably do a post about the topic in the near future. Thanks!

Charm and Grace said...

Lovely post and so true! What a wonderful thing it is that we, as a country, have set aside a day to do nothing other than be thankful. If our nation could do that throughout the year. Thanks for your sweet comment on my post.

Blessings,
Christi

Elena said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Karen said...

Stopping by to wish you and your Family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Holly said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Melody!

~ Hearts ~

Toia said...

I love the last picture. Very Funny :D

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!!

Toia said...

PS - Thanks for stopping by :)

Lib said...

Hi,
Hope ya'll have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Blessins',Lib

PEA said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, dear Melody! I wish I could cross the border so that I could celebrate it all over again! hehe Is that your house? I just LOVE the front porch, how welcoming it looks. xoxo

Summer Laney said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed your Thanksgiving post! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

the voice of melody said...

Pea, not it's not my house, although I agree, this porch is beautiful! It looks so inviting, doesn't it?

My house has palm trees in the front and back but they don't quite give the same fall feeling I'm afraid so I had to borrow a picture of what a "Thanksgiving-ready" house might look like. :)

This pic came from Google I believe. Happy day!

Jess said...

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Paula said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with your family.

Best regards,
Paula

Charli and me said...

Happy Thanksgiving Melody :>)

Liz said...

Love your pictures....happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Janice said...

I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Jennifer Dukes Lee said...

What a fun Thanksgiving Weekend post! Love the thought about how relatives -- how strangely different we are -- find a common thread of love and thankfulness.

Farrah said...

That is such a wonderful post and a cute picture!

Blessings for your week, Melody.

lauradodson said...

Are those swags of fabric across the front of your porch? WOW, I love it! Great idea.

So thankful for God's abundant provision for our family, His life changing grace, and mercy towards us. :o)