November our thoughts turn to things, events, and people we’re thankful for. Despite what goes on in our world today, you and I always can always be thankful. You’re not alone in life’s events. God is still there and will never leave you.
November always brings memories of Thanksgiving dinners with family, and it was also my grandma’s birthday month. Celebrating her birthday earlier in November each year added to our Thanksgiving Day enjoyment.
My family always went to my Grandparents house every Thanksgiving. The entire family would come—aunts, uncles, cousins. Grandma would fix the ham and turkey, and the rest of us would bring another part of the dinner. Grandma also made the pumpkin pies, pecan pies, and even mince meat pies (I didn’t enjoy those).
Grandma enjoyed cooking for her family. The smells when we entered the house were enough to make you want to eat something right then, even if it were just a few black olives us kids would put on our fingertips. I’m thankful I got to spend many Thanksgivings with my grandma and grandpa.
Now, as a grandmother, I’m very thankful for my family, and the times we’ve had to enjoy family celebrations, holidays, and just being together. I am especially thankful that my granddaughter Aleena and I could share the experience of writing a book together this year. She did all the illustrations, and they are fabulous. Whether you’re writing a book, a letter to someone, or fixing Thanksgiving dinner, always remember to be THANKFUL—this month, this Thanksgiving, and every day of the year.
By the way, Herschel and the Egg is available on Amazon.com, and whether you’re a child or adult, you’ll fall in love with Herschel…I have. Here’s a quick peek:
You’ll want to go on the adventure with Herschel the dinosaur. His curiosity gets him into trouble, and he loses sight of his family when he chases pretty butterflies. He is challenged when he discovers an egg. Should he leave it or take it with him?