Not surprising for this time of year up here in the Ottawa Valley, it snowed yesterday. Not flurries, like had been predicted, but eight centimeters of snow. It was treacherous driving, especially since I had borrowed my mother-in-law’s car (no winter tires). Although the roads had been newly-plowed, it was white-knuckle driving for about 15 kilometers. Once home, we were able to enjoy the beautiful white sparkling snow.
This week’s question: For what are you most thankful this year?
“Intense love does not measure; it just gives.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.) I’m extremely thankful for my husband. I feel so blessed to have a husband who makes small and large sacrifices on a daily basis and who loves me unconditionally.
“Let love and faithfulness never leave my children, but bind these twin virtues around their necks and write them on the tablet of their hearts.” (Proverbs 3:3) I am also grateful for the love of my children!
What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving week? Feel free to comment below.
Here is my one and only post for this week, “50 Years Later,” my reflections on the anniversary of the JFK assassination.
Text and photos copyright 2013 Ellen Gable Hrkach
Ellen, your family is beautiful!! What handsome sons you have!
We have much in common, because I, too, am grateful for my wonderful husband and five sons! And now also for my daughter-in-law, three beautiful little granddaughters–and in less than two weeks, another brand new daughter-in-law. God has blessed me abundantly!
Amen, Laura!! I’m looking forward to daughters-in-law and granddaughters too!!!
Beautiful proverb, beautiful prayer, beautiful famity!
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Ellen, every time I see that gorgeous picture at the top of your blog it fills me with peace and relaxation. You and your family are something I’m grateful for because of the beauty you all create and the harmony you continually work toward. A good example of what God asks of us.
I’m so thankful we don’t have to do any white knuckle driving this year. We are finally no longer moving around with the military, and are settled in Minnesota with most of our family nearby.
I’m also thankful for Catholic authors like you! Reading Catholic fiction has strengthened my faith in unexpected ways.
I also am thankful for my husband and children. Happy Thanksgiving!