I've been gone so long! Oh my. I miss you.
A very busy girl,
writing a book (woo hoo!)
tending to family, Dad, home, snowy driveways,
just when it's time for this bear to go into hibernation.
I shall return with a This Being Alive update, soon.
Offering up my mother's Thanksgiving prayer ~ oh how I miss her.
We come to this table today,
humble and thankful and glad.
We are thankful first for the great miracle of life,
for the exaltation of being human, for the capacity to love.
We are thankful for joys both great and simple-
For wonder, dreams and hope;
For the newness of each day;
For laughter and song and a merry heart;
For compassion waiting within to be kindled;
For the forbearance of friends and the smile of a stranger;
For the arching of the earth and trees and heavens and the fruit of all three;
For the wisdom of the old;
For the courage of the young;
For the promise of the child;
For the strength that comes when needed;
For this family united here today.
Of those to whom much is given, much is required.
May we and our children remember this.