Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I am thankful

By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. ………

They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. …

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth. By the President: Abraham Lincoln

I am Thankful this Thanksgiving for:

my family....Each precious in their own way. I'm so proud of them. I am also thankful for my parents, my husband's parents, my sister, and other family.

my hobbies....(sewing, scrapbooking, knitting, crocheting, reading)

my home.... (aka-haven) I've always dreamed of staying home. I love being home. And now that I'm "retired" I get to be home, watching grandmunchkins.

COFFEE!! (grin!) And I'm thankful to have such a wonderful handy husband. My espresso machine was taking an hour to make coffee and my husband fixed it!

But most of all: Truly, truly I say to you, he who hears My word and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. John 5:24

1 comment:

  1. I have not read that for years, thank you for posting it. Its amazing to me the simple every day things we take for granted.