This Thanksgiving, I am exhausted again... with jet lag and a house full of children, three of whom I didn't know existed a year ago.
Unexpected surprises, our three Ugandans are!
And? Unexpected blessings of this spread for Thanksgiving, all cooked and brought to us by different members of our church, some friends and some who we met when they came to the door with a casserole.
Other surprises for which we're giving thanks:
- Later this week we're getting another full Thanksgiving meal from Harris Teeter, purchased for us by another precious friend at our church. We didn't realize a simple question on Facebook - when I asked about people's experiences with pre-cooked pick-up Thanksgiving meals - would turn into one friend spearheading one meal for us and another friend blessing us with another full meal... we stand amazed. and thankful.
- Lee's parents are joining us for one of our Thanksgiving meals, when they will meet their three newest grandchildren. Angie - the dear friend who spent three weeks with us in Uganda - is joining us for the other Thanksgiving meal, which is fitting given how many times we've thanked God for her in the past few weeks!
- I had to turn down two other offers for Thanksgiving meals, and those dear friends are serving us in different ways. (How wonderful is our family in Christ here in Raleigh?)
- We're also getting all of our Uganda trip laundry back this afternoon, after a friend pick it up and washed it for us.
Thankful for so, so much this year!
What are you thankful for?