Giving thanks—for family

My family has gone through some changes in the past year or two, and so we are learning to be flexible with our traditions. Traditions, after all, are just routines that we use to convey a deeper truth. Just because the traditions change, doesn’t mean the deeper truth goes away.

Anyway, in spite of how profound that sounds, I am still feeling a bit nostalgic this Thanksgiving. So I put together a one-minute video of old family photos that capture the joy we have when we’re together. We may not be gathered around the same Thanksgiving table this year, but the love is still there.

And for that, I am thankful.

Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family too!

7 thoughts on “Giving thanks—for family”

  1. Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving memories, I enjoyed the pictures. I Wish You and Family another Wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving Together.

    Love Bev

  2. Thanks Melanie,
    Great video! I just prayed for your sister Brenda last evening.
    Then you do this video that begins with her, :-) that’s just how our God works in my life.
    Have a wonderful time with family. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! God Bless You!

  3. Living in and loving family is not for the faint of heart! :) Like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to bite into. But I guess that is the sweetness of the experience: knowing that you can love and are loved regardless of what comes up. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend. May the Lord give you grace for the journey!

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