Doing some catch up work!


 

Catching up on my Thankful list: 

November 3rd: so thankful for a safe trip to Morris, PA, to visit my brother, Nelson, and his wife, Rose.

November 4th: We were so blessed by the gathering of believers at Nelson and Rose’s mountain church. And then, so thankful for the chance to sit across the table from my nephew, Myron Yoder and his wife, Abigail Sakowski Yoder, and their three children, 

Luke, Isabella, and Sophia. Even more grateful for the chance to listen to the stories of their Faith Journey, and to see God’s provision for them as a family, as a couple, and as a family. All of this in addition to a positively wonderful meal, prepared by Rose for us: Deer steak, fried potatoes, peas, salad, and a myriad of desserts.

November 5th: Very grateful for the overnight visit of niece, Renee Keller, and then the evening visit of my Aunt Orpha Gingerich, along with her husband, Lloyd and their daughter, Barbara. For homemade mushroom soup for supper, with wonderful homemade bread, and family recipe tossed salad. Wonderful memories, wonderful times.

November 6th. That would be today. So thankful that a long ago mailed package arrived safely in Uganda to bless Youngest Daughter, Rachel Yutzy. Grateful, too, for a pleasant trip home from Pennsylvania, along with my Certain Man, who drove us so capably, and my Sweet Mama, Alene Yoder, who traveled without complaint, though the going was often hard and uncomfortable for her. Mama, I love you so much, and I am so glad that we could make this short trip to Nelson’s. Thank you for being such a good sport.

And so, dear friends, we had no internet, and almost no cell phone service, but we had a wonderfully relaxing and encouraging time. And since most of you know me pretty well, you know that one of the things that I am most thankful for is to be home in my own house on this cold November night.

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