"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thanksgiving in October

This is last years Thanksgiving Dinner.

Last years table setting.

We are having Thanksgiving tomorrow. We are so thankful for so many things, and this year, having our oldest spend so much time with us, has been a wonderful blessing. He ships out on Sunday.

We are going to put out the decor and have a day like all previous Thanksgivings. Funny thing is that when Bill was in the Army we celebrated holidays on his days off, so here we are doing the same thing. It is not always easy to have special time with family, especially as the children grow and move on. I am one that takes every opportunity and thanks God.

Here is our 2008 list of Thanksgiving:
~Our Lord and Saviour
~Our salvation
~Bill's health
~the children's health
~my health
~our lovely humble farm
~our chickens
~our turkey
~our goose
~our ducks
~our sheep
~our goats
~our cats
~our dog
~blog friends and their health too:)
~the lovely surprise of pumpkins and zucchini growing in the Mesquite
~the green house and the salvaged windows to make it a permanent one
~our woodstove which we used this morning *snuggly*
~our vehicles
~having the freedom to profess Jesus Christ and NOT BE AFRAID
~a friend that worked on the movie Transformers 2-partly filmed at White Sands(because he gave us so much that was left over from production that is NEW and we can find great uses for)
~for America

I cannot believe that this is Bill's and my 21st Thanksgiving...now that is truly another thing to be thankful for!

Here is last years post on our Thanksgiving...

I guess I will be back next week full time...what ever that will be! Thanks to all of you that visit. I am thankful for blog friends too, and will remember you tomorrow in our prayers.
Double Nickel Farm family


blackberrycottage said...

Hi Jennifer,
your holiday settings look lovely. We don't have an equivalent celebration here in NZ so it's kind of sad really. I love the maple leaves. They are so pretty.
I will pray for you all and especially your dear son off on sunday. May the Lord be with him and protect him and keep him safe until he returns home again.
Hope all is well
hugs Sandra nz

Memories for a Lifetime said...

Thanks for sharing, Jen. We are giving thanks for your friendship and care, and are remembering your family in prayer daily. And, as God brings Bill, Jr. to mind from here out, those arrow prayers will god up on his behalf!!

Enjoy Thanksgiving...what a special time and occasion!!

(((((( HUGS TO ALL ))))))

Kitty said...

Oh goodness, I didn't realize he ships out so soon!!!!!!!!! Oh, I will be praying for him and all of you!!!!! ((((hugs)))

How wonderful though, to celebrate Thanksgiving together beforehand, now that there is this nice chill in the air, and everything will be so cozy. I know this is one Thanksgiving you guys will never forget. Your table setting looks so pretty, and your list is wonderful.

Now I can't wait for Thanksgiving, either!! (I have already started stocking up on the ingredients for our dinner and hiding them in the back of my pantry)

motherofmany said...

I pray that is is a day full of wonderful moments for you to cherish until he returns.

~~Deby said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.....it looks lovely, Jennifer.
I am so thankful for you, and you know that. I praise the Lord for meeting you in blogland.....
God is good and so faithful.

Ace said...

May your oldest be safe and sound. Enjoy your "holiday" we do the types of celebrating because The General ususally has to work the hoilidays. Holidays are when you make them, I say.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Homemaker's Survival Guide post. I use those cleaners as well, and am going to post about those next. If you have any good recipes to share I would love to link to you.

Many Blessings :)

Penless Thoughts said...

You make everything special, Jen. I loved your list of thankfuls. We all have so very much to be thankful for. I am praying for you as Sunday approachs. I pray God peace that passeth understanding surround all of you. Know that you will be even more in our thoughts and prayers than normal.

Kristenmomof3 said...

the turkeys. they are so beautiful

Glenn Bartley said...

HappybThanksgiving, and may it be ever so much more than usual because of the chance to be with your son before he ships out.

May he always be under the wing of a guardian angel, and may he come home safe and sound to a family that loves him dearly.

All the best,
Glenn B

Mrs. Wayne Hunter said...

Your Thanksgiving settings are so beautiful! Happy early Thanksgiving!