I turned to the first four words in the book of Psalms.
“Blessed is the man…”
On this day, I am blessed.
I have known love, both earthly and the love of God.
I have known what it is to have children deeply involved in the work of Christ.
I have known what it is to be missed by others.
I have known what it is to miss others beyond description.
I have known heartbreak and I have known a heart that is overflowing.
I have been entrusted to give to others.
I have had others entrusted to give to me, many times over.
I understand the words, “To you, and you alone.”
I fear God only.
I lack nothing.
I am grateful for everything.
For the first time in my life I am beginning to understand the word contentment.
If this were to be the last Thanksgiving I were to observe upon this earth I have lived a life that is full.
I am blessed…and I am thankful.