One of the many first I have wished I didn't have to face has arrived.
At this moment I am alone in my home. It is 9:30am, my mom and boys left for breakfast out and I remained home to continue preparing a meal for 21 hungry mouths later today. The second onion I diced was a doosy and caused a few tears so I decided to step away from the kitchen to write down a few of my thoughts.
Today is the 11 month point since my husband's passing, it's Thanksgiving and son #1's 30th birthday. In the midst of unspeakable pain there is so much to be thankful for. A new friend and co-widow asked me to share 10 things I am thankful for which she has shared on her blog here.
Sadness is a portion of my emotions today, yet there is Joy which pulses from my inner most being. The Joy that only God can create in a heart that has been torn and depleted. Today, I am grateful for Joy, The Joy of The Lord, It truly IS my strength Today!!!
Please join me in wishing my Andrew a Happy 30th Birthday and now I will get back to the Kitchen before something burns!!!
A Blessed Thanksgiving to You All!!!!