Another Year Of Gratitude

Posted by Shelley Baur, Author Integrity-Based Communications in Gratitude tagged with ,

Another Thanksgiving Day, another day filled with gratitude.

Gratitude for Our Church

We started the day with Mom at Thanksgiving Day services. Today marks the 71st anniversary since the merger creating Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

The Rev. Richard Lawson recently started his second year of service as Rector. The church is vibrant, the music gorgeous, the prayers and readings magnificent.

Gratitude For Our Family

Gratitude for family

Gratitude, Chez Baur

We returned home to find my brother and his wife, who have traveled to join us for the holiday weekend. This is the first time Duane and Janice have seen mom since she moved into assisted living.

Mom’s healthy and has adjusted well.  She also feels gratitude to be in a comfortable, safe, friendly community (though, she says honestly, “not perfect”). The family gathering and food at our dinner table, however,  are perfect. We look forward to more laughs and leftovers!

Gratitude For Our Friends

We are grateful for so much — mostly the positive impact of people we love, some of whom are gone. Some have moved out of town, others made transition.  Mom lost two of her best friends within a month.  We still miss John’s brother, Jerry, who’s been gone two years now. We reminisce, breaking bread together — his recipe. We each express our love for those who have gone before, and the ones of blessed memory we carry in our hearts.

We pray that your Thanksgiving Day also has been filled with sweet memories and hearts filled with thanks and gratitude.

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