our hearts are full of love…dreaming…waiting to meet this new family member……….!!!!!!!!
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As we gathered with part of our family on Thanksgiving Day, we not only gave thanks for God’s amazing provision for our lives…food, shelter, meaningful work…. but also in our lives…. re-celebrating weddings and a birth.
Tables were covered with the cloth used in July for the wedding aisle
we were surrounded by olive bushes from the reception, adorned with found bird’s nests from the orchard
herbs from the garden – parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, bay and garlic
were used to flavor a spatchcocked turkey
served with, dressing, mashed potatoes, yams, brussel sprouts, risotto, dill bread, corn bread, fresh cranberry sauce (as well as cranberry jelly complete with the markings of the can for a cranberry challenged family member), gravy (lots of it, even though the family member with gravy scarcity issues was not there) and pineapple custard
followed by apple custard pie
and pumpkin bourbon cheesecake
and a sing-along with Cousin Gail at the piano
food, love, laughter and song,
all nourishment for body and soul!
The past few days have been a microcosm of life…….the birth of a baby and the remembrance of a loved one gone on to heaven.
Having greeted our great grandson,
we set out on an eight hour drive north to honor our cousin and her family. As we drove, the amazing beauty of the Salinas Valley offered both joy and consolation.
Once again the Master Designer has provided beauty and comfort.