Thursday, November 26, 2009

A New Thanksgiving

We did it!

For the very first time, the Harrist family cooked and ate Thanksgiving, just the 3 of us!

Together, we made the turkey.
Together we mixed the dressing.
Together we mashed potatoes.
Together we made the cake.

We made this meal in a way that has become a way of life for us recently in that everyone pitched in to make it wonderful and we had so much fun doing it. With this holiday, we continued making more new traditions in the Harrist family.

Since we have had so many ups and downs this year, we decided to talk about what we are thankful for while eating dinner. Too many times, when we are frustrated or lost in a situation, we begin to dwell on that thing, and forget that we are to give Him thanks in EVERYTHING.

We were all thankful for Aiden, for Chris's new job, for my "new" job and Christopher's school. We gave thanks for our new friends, old friends and our new church; thanks for our family in Texas and Colorado and for our many new adventures. Our biggest thanks was for all the trials and joys that the last year has brought us. It is through these situations that for the first time we have really begun to trust God in all ways. To be able to do that is has been an amazing thing for Chris and I and something I wish we had been able to experience a long time ago.

We have so much more to be thankful for, and we sat and listed things the whole time we ate.

Starting new traditions has been fun, and exciting. This is one that will stick around.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all! We are thankful for each of you!


Margaret said...

I just found your blog! So happy that you guys had a great Thanksgiving. Christopher looks so happy sitting at that table with that food!