There's an old hymn that I love, called Showers of Blessings. It's the most fitting song that I can think of right now, as Thanksgiving approaches. I'm missing Thanksgiving with my family this year, and we're missing Christmas as well, and so are lots of other military families. I'm just thankful Chad is here, and not deployed somewhere for the holidays (which he very nearly was).
Even though we're missing out again, I still have so much for which to be thankful. Like I said, we are staying in Norfolk because of Chad's work, but we're hosting some family (both relatives and Navy) for the holiday, and I'm so happy to be able to share that. Although, I'm not brave enough to cook a turkey. So, I'm also thankful for Honeybaked Ham this year.
As you know, I am a bit of a Chicken Little, and worry about the sky falling at every turn. This year, I am taking Thanksgiving as an opportunity to truly appreciate the blessings around me each day, and sometimes go unnoticed. Instead of waiting for the sky to fall, I am going to look up, open my mouth, and taste the blessings that are falling around me.