I'd like to wish my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving! May the Lord bless this day in each of your homes and may He be the focus of your thoughts.
Some of you know this is a difficult holiday for me, as my father died at Thanksgiving in 1986. Strangely enough, my mother-in-law's own father died on Thanksgiving, years before that. She has learned to deal with it much better than I have. Last year was especially bad because I lost my sweet step-father just a few months prior. But this year, I'm doing better I think, at least with that awful memory. No, this year I have my husband's pending surgery to keep my mind occupied. A blessing and a curse. Which brings me to my next thought ...
We have moved my husband's surgery up to shortly after Christmas. So, after Thanksgiving is over, I would appreciate your prayers for this. Please cover everything about the surgery, the staff, my husband, me and my family. For good health and safe travel. Portland is a 2 hour drive from here so we will be staying at a guest house (I think) across from the hospital. He'll be in recovery for at least 5 days - pray that he'll be home as soon as possible. Please lift me up. I want badly to be strong for my darling. He's usually the one I count on to be my rock. I want and need to be his support. I know the Lord will get us through this. I appreciate your prayers.
Praise His Holy Name - He is so good. He's my rock and my fortress. In Him will I trust.