I am thankful for...
Thanksgiving. Every year, we as a nation, take a day to offer thanks. Filled with turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas, gravy, corn, bread, and all other feast-day trimmings. Tables dressed with fancy place settings and table clothes. Friends and family gathered all under roof. Football games, parades, and the craziest of Black Friday shopping on Thursday afternoon. However you dress it up, whatever the traditions, and regardless of what your day looks like, Thanksgiving is here.
Over the years, the Higham's have shared in a number of Thanksgiving day traditions. Most years were spent in Philadelphia, at my parents house. Our day consisted of the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, followed by a full turkey dinner with the entire Higham family. Other years were a mix of visiting family in Maryland or staying at whatever home we were living in. But the location of the day really never mattered. The fact that we were simply together, as a family, was what made our day great.
This year, we are staying home. We sat down one night and talked with the kids and asked what they wanted to do. As much as we love visiting family, this year, we decided to just remain home and enjoy the day as a family. But we didn't want to just have a day of sleeping in, laying around the house, sitting in front of TV, while Amy works in the kitchen. So instead, we are doing something different this year.
As we talked about what our day would look like, we thought, let's do something different. This year, we asked each kid what their favorite part of the Thanksgiving dinner was. As each one shared their favorite dish, we thought it would be fun if the kids helped to prepare their favorite dish. So, starting Wednesday, Amy started working with the kids to make their favorite dinner. Their are other thoughts we have for the day, but I'll share them later.
Right now, I want to simply share somethings that I am thankful for.
1. For my Amazing Wife...
Yes, my amazing wife. I can't begin to tell you how awesome my wife is. Seriously, Amy is incredible. She has been a constant support and cheerleader. She has stood behind me and beside me. She has loved me, cared for me, and become that suitable helper that she was created to be. She is an amazing mother, giving me 5 beautiful kids. I have often said, she is my Proverbs 31 woman. True to the verse, Amy exemplifies every aspect of what Proverbs 31 describes. I know I am a blessed man, thankful for the amazing wife that God has given to me.
2. For Logan, Nate, Aiden, Asher, and Breya...
Psalm 127:3-5a says,
"Children are a heritage from the ,
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