We Give Thanks

We had a wonderful day yesterday enjoying our extended family.  Thirty five of us gathered at our family’s farm in south Arkansas, land that has been in our family since 1850, the place where my mother was born in 1925.

We celebrated her yesterday. Her 92nd birthday was a week ago. Though her arthritis and bad knees keep her from doing all she’d like to do, her spirit is strong and her outlook is positive. She loves her family and engages in every conversation from football to politics to the latest ‘fake news’ on her Facebook feed!

Hope you’ll enjoy these photos from my ordinary family filled with thanksgiving to God!

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His lovingkindness is everlasting!

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20 thoughts on “We Give Thanks”

  1. Barbara,
    I loved seeing you all around the table, I see Dennis in his cowboy hat. Such a blessing to be with your Mom. We love the Thanksgiving book, it adds so much to our gathering. Love to you all.

  2. Fascinated by the entire ensemble and the spirit behind it. I’m already inspired and dreaming of initiating a regular annual thanksgiving get together for my family.

  3. Your family’s Thanksgiving celebration looks wonderful! I love the plastic plates on gold chargers. :) Every year for the past several years, our family has enjoyed listening to your “Thanksgiving :A Time to Remember.” We love it; it is so well done. Thank you!

    1. Thank you, Julia. It was a wonderful celebration and made the cleanup easier with the plastic plates! :) So glad you and your family have enjoyed listening to the book. It’s been fun watching our grandkids read it every year as they’ve gotten older! Hope you have a lovely Christmas season with your family!

  4. Your Mother is so elegant and beautiful! I loved your table styling. Thank you for the candle printables and tutorial, i will do those with the ladies at our church here in Laingholm, Auckland, NZ

    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Monique! What a gift to know that you are reading/”watching” all the way in Auckland! We came to NZ several years ago and it was one of my favorite trips. Your country is SO beautiful!

  5. Thank you, Barbara, for sharing such a dear, precious, and huge part of of yourself! I have experienced such a similar celebration with, 30 to 60 of our dear loved ones gathered together! The bond of family gathered together to celebrate all our God has done for us is priceless! Thank you Barbara! And, may God continue to shine on and through you all!

    1. Thank you, Pamela! Sounds so similar to our gathering, 30-60 people! It’s A LOT but so much fun! Hope yall have a wonderful Christmas!

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