I practically begged my husband to allow me to host this most blessed event. For 13 years we have gone to someone else's home. Not that I really minded, but I knew that one day I would want to do it at my home. This year we purchased our home and even though we don't have everything the way that I want it...I want to host. All of mine and Mr.'s parents have had a rough year in one way or the other, so I wanted to host for that reason alone. I wanted to say thank you for all that they have done for us over the years. We should all grow up one day and hopefully do for our parents and this is my year.
I wished to have houseful and a ton of memories to fill our home for years to come. Unfortunately, I will not have all the family that I wanted here. So I tried desperately to fill our home...extended family made other plans so they were out, now what? We prayed about it and I asked for people to be sent my way. We decided to ask the Korean family that goes to our church and they said yes. Then they knew some that didn't have any family here and asked if they could come and we said yes!
So now I have a mix of my family and some that needed a family. Isn't that what Thanksgiving is all about? I wanted a housefull to make memories and these people will carry on that memory with them forever. I wanted to share God's love with everyone that I could and I can with everyone entering my home. I wanted to cook and host for people that I love and now get to and I am uberly excited! I am thankful for this opportunity that God has given to share our home with others.
What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Do you have any traditions that you'd like to share?