It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, November 08, 2013

Chapter 11, Page 8, Book 13

Hurrah for the pumpkin pie….

In just a few short weeks families across the US will be setting their tables for the perfect Thanksgiving feast.There is a special place in my heart for Thanksgiving!  I love the season, the food, the family and friends, the reason for celebrating and the preparation!

Pumpkin pies have been a tradition here at my house for years. Every year each family brings a dish to share at the table but for some strange reason, no one has volunteered a pumpkin pie for this year’s dinner.  We will have a pumpkin crunch cake and some cookies instead. I may just have to volunteer to make the pie myself.

 It just doesn’t seem right to break all the  old traditions. To me traditions are a beautiful thread that stitches the heart and minds of one generation to the next. My children no longer come to my house for the holidays,  We gather at one or the other of the homes of my children.  They all have larger homes than I and with our big family it is way to crowded here.  That is a blessing in one way as it saves a lot of work here, but I miss them coming home.

Family traditions build intimacy and memories. Friendship is built on a foundation of shared experiences, vital to growth and the strength of connection. When you share your heart with someone, the bond is there forever. The blessings multiply!  I’m trying to be thankful for old traditions and new ones too.  

Thankful list - Day 8

1112. for trees
1113.  for the beauty of the falling leaves
1114. for pies, especially apple and pecan, two of my favorites

May you always be able to count your blessing... large and small!

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  

W.J. Cameron


linda m said...

Family traditions have always been very important in my life. Blessings

Chatty Crone said...

I am with you Pam - I love family traditions. I think they are important. Sandie

jack69 said...

And there is a time when children start their own traditions, I just hope they carry on. But with the changes in 'FAMILY' in today's world, they will NEVER be the same over all.
Too many fathers and mothers in the same family, to remain ONE knit unit.

betty said...

So true about family traditions building intimacy and also bonding together. It is hard to imagine Thanksgiving is around the corner! Maybe no one volunteered to bring the pumpkin pie because they were secretly hoping you would make it, Ma, because they like yours the best :)



I love pies too. Apple and pumpkin are my favorite.

JeanJournal said...

Today my son came and went with me to pay bills and get groceries, I'm thankful for him and my two daughters~~~and for their loving kindness and tender mercies to me~~~GOD LOVES THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES~~~AND GOD ( REALY ) LOVES THOSE WHO HELP THEIR ( MOM :)~~~I am thankful for DIANE KATHY STEVEN~~~((( I am loving being at home! and I thank God I am ALIVE! AND WELL!~~~Jean(Rome Ga girl living in Calhoun) ))))