Today is Thanksgiving Day in Grenada. I thought I would share a few things that I am thankful for. To start with, I am thankful for the day itself. Although twenty-nine years ago it was a day of tragedy, it was also an event that restored freedom of worship. As a result we were, eventually, able to come here as missionaries.
I am thankful that we live on the little island of Carriacou. It is lovely and the people are friendly. It is a very special place to raise children.
I am thankful for the man I married. I admired his love for God when I married him. I love and respect his spiritual qualities even more now.
I am thankful for the 10 children God gave me. I didn’t think I would have so many, but I can’t imagine life without any of them. The house seems so empty now that 3 of them are in the USA. I will share one thing out of the many that I am thankful about each child.
Caroline – a first child is a special blessing. I am thankful for the companion she has been.
Mary – the history course she developed for me this year is a blessing.
Anna – I am thankful for her music, which we miss now that she is away.
Katrina – She brought a special quality of life to our family, and she is the current pizza maker.
Angelia – I am thankful for her taking over the baking and decorating birthday cakes.
Peter – He has added agriculture to our family in gardening and animal husbandry.
Micayla – I am thankful that she enjoys playing with Suzanne and that she likes to sew.
Isaiah – He is our biscuit maker and aspires to do more.
Joseph – I am thankful for his artistic, clever mind.
Suzanne – I am thankful that God gave her to us. It is fun to be 50 with a 7 year old daughter.
I will end with a note of thanks to my parents for the Christian heritage they gave to us children. I am grateful that they thought it was important for us to learn about God at home, in school and church.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples.
I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And will glorify Your name forever.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!