We Gather Together | 31 Days of Growing Up

Believe it or not, it's officially countdown-time to what has always been my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving.

I appreciate Thanksgiving because 1) food and 2) no gifts required. (It's as simple and uncomplicated as that, literally.) And what brings people together better than food? :) It did for decades in our family, at least. Thanksgiving was (and still is) the annual get together for my mom's family, and we loved spending the long, lazy day with our cousins, siblings, aunts and uncles... filling our plates with homemade food and sitting around tables for lunch, catching up on life and discussing everything from school and sports to money and politics, having spontaneous hymn sings around the piano or football games in the yard, and making turkey sandwiches for supper.

My uncle has always jokingly referred to the holiday as "Turkey day", and yet he and the rest of us have always known it's much more than that. We not only celebrate our roots and this country, but also recognize and thank God for His provision and goodness, and for bringing us together to enjoy a piece of it.

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