and leftovers. Another odd combination I realize but hey, you're reading this blog after all. Odd is part of my offering.
Laundry is not usually something that I am thankful to have in the house. With three boys and Husband whose job is mostly outdoors, the laundry is often and stinky and often stinky and stinkily often. But this week's laundry is full of towels and sheets from some friends who were able to visit with us over Thanksgiving week. We had not seen them in a year plus and it was nothing but delight to see how God has blessed them, to see their adorable little boy, to see the fruit of godliness in their marriage and child training. It was an in-house, literally, picture of God's immense faithfulness to His people.
In doing their laundry today I am reminded of, and thankful for, the gift of friends that are always friends even when distance and time have separated us for awhile.
And the leftovers. Mmmm, mmmm. One of the greatest things about Thanksgiving turkey is the carcass that results after the feast. Years ago, serendipitous circumstances collided with my pantry to produce an amazing Turkey Soup. Over the years, this recipe has morphed into a hands down family favorite that is looked forward to with salivating that rivals the first eating of the turkey. Even though my sister and mom were in charge of the turkey first time, I received the carcass with pleasure and it is in my stock pot right now melding and consummating into fabulous Turkey Soup.
Leftovers remind me of the great week that has gone before and as we thankfully slurp our Turkey Soup tonight, we will once again praise the Lord from Whom all blessings flow.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this Month of Thankfulness sponsored by Rebecca Writes. I hope that you will continue to consider the many gifts of God to His people. As the next month of celebration for the Savior's birth comes into view, may the thankfulness that has gone before be that much greater for the promise found in Him alone.