Tag Archive | Thanksgiving

My Mom is Awesome

Yesterday was just icky.

My mother and I were heading out to the casino about an hour away. The ride there wasn’t terrible, just a little rainy – but that rain turned into freezing rain. We were coming up to a stop sign and we spun out – a full 360 and right into the ditch. Lucky for us, someone stopped about a minute later for us – and someone else after that.

This is where the car finally came to rest. Hard to see, but that snow is knee high.

I am so thankful my mother was driving! And so thankful we have so many spirits and guides looking after us! The ride back was pretty disgusting with blowing snow – we went 40 mph (instead of 60) most of the way back. The important thing is that we are okay, my car is okay, and we made it home just fine (if not a little sore).

From You I Receive…

From you I receive and to you I give,
Together we share and from this we live.

For those of you in the US, the final Friday in November (today) is a national day of thanksgiving. Some interpret it in a religious sense, but growing up my family didn’t. I do, however, make that connection now. The way I see it – there are countless things to be thankful for in my life, including my family, friends, and community. Before I start cooking with my mother, I’d like to leave you with a few prayers I’ve come across.

: Prayers for thanks before meals :

Corn and grain, meat and milk,
upon this table before me.
Gifts of life, bringing sustenance and strength,
I am grateful for all I have.

Thanks to the Lord for the food we eat,
Thanks to the Lady for her gifts so sweet,
Thanks to the farmers who labored long,
Thanks to the animals for their bodies strong,
Thanks to the hands that prepared our meal,
Thanks to all who turn the wheel.

~Take care and Blessed be