The holiday traditions have begun — good coffee and momma’s homemade sweet rolls in the quiet of Thanksgiving morning. Then as kids wake up, the sounds of the Macy’s Parade filter through the house.

In a few hours, in addition to the smell of turkey, our oldest, Jessica, will add to the happy sounds around the house. Though we are missing the two older boys, Jameson and Abraham, today, we are glad the Abbie and Eli are home from college and that Shoshanah and Josiah are still here as well. And . . .  I am profoundly grateful also to celebrate with Mary our 32nd anniversary today.

There is much for which to be thankful!