So tomorrow is Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays. The boys and I decided to take most of the week to study some Thanksgiving history instead of our normal schoolwork this week and it was nice to have a break. We walked through the first Thanksgiving and discussed how the outcome may have been different if the pilgrims would have landed here in the spring instead of fall, and maybe a little more south. We talked about how much they truly had to be thankful for if they had actually survived all of the hardships that they went through. Of course we added in a few crafts just for fun and tried to think about the things that we were thankful for, it was a good week.
I’m sure that some of you are familiar with this song. It’s been sang in our church a few times and I think that it pretty much sums it all up. I’m certainly not a singer but I appreciate poetry, so sing it or read it like a poem, it’s beautiful, not fancied up but just honest and true. Here are the lyrics to the song I Have Been Blessed.
When He walks among us, all that He does, All of His mercy and all of His love. If the pen of a writer could write every day even this world could never contain just how I’ve been blessed
The warmth in the winter, the flowers in spring, the laughter of summer, and the changing of leaves. Food on my table, a good place to sleep, clothes on my back and shoes on my feet. Oh, I have been blessed.
I have been blessed, God’s so good to me, precious are His thoughts of you and me. No way I could count them there’s not enough time, so I’ll just thank Him for being so kind. God has been good, so good. I have been blessed.
Arms that will raise, a voice that can talk, hands that can touch and legs that can walk. Ears that can listen and eyes that can see, oh, I’ve got to praise Him as long as I breathe. Cause I have been blessed
Father and mother, nurtured and raised, my sisters and brothers, memories made. Our pastor to lead us, this altar to pray, Stripes that can heal and a Blood that can save. Oh, I have been blessed.
We live in a country, the greatest on earth, our flag stands for freedom and what it is worth. She stands in the harbor, Ms. Liberty calls, all have gave some, but some gave it all for me to be blessed
A shoulder to lean on when I am down, a rock where He leads me when I’m overwhelmed. The place where He hides me under His wings. He’s not just a song, He’s the reason I sing, Oh, and I have been blessed.
Now some things I been blessed with and am so thankful for.