When Ronnie and I bought our home, one of the first things my family said to me was “Great, it’s your turn to host the holidays this year!” They were only half kidding, but since then, I have been looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas all year.
Two days later, Ronnie came home and told me of someone else from church he invited over. And I nodded, and mentally prepared to set one extra place at the table. And when he told me three days before Thanksgiving, he invited someone else from church who has no family in town, I thought to myself “Good thing I bought 12 place settings.”
The day before Thanksgiving, I invited my entire Facebook Friends List-if anyone doesn’t have someone to spend Thanksgiving with, come over to our house and we’ll feed you! What’s the worst that could happen? So our guests would eat off mismatched plates? We might have to bring out some TV trays for people to eat on the couch if there wasn’t room at the tables? I can eat on the couch. I eat on it basically every night! At least no one would be eating alone, they’d feel loved and welcomed and cared for. And that’s what Thanksgiving looks like for us.
Thankful for the incredible people God has placed in our lives, near and far. A celebration of each person gathered around our table, for the big and small ways they’ve impacted our lives. Thankful for the gift of people and the ways God uses them to help us grow into who he’s made us to be. Family and Friends, our door is always open to you, on holidays and regular days. We’re so thankful for you.