A Major Reason for Thanksgiving

This is one of the more recent pictures of my husband.  I post it this Thanksgiving Eve because I am more thankful for him THIS evening than I can remember being for a long, long time! 

We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow in our home.  I have been unable to do much more than roast the turkey, make a pumpkin dip, and pick up a few odds and ends around the house.  I've done a load of wash, made the gravy, and prepared the liquid for the stove top stuffing I will make tomorrow.   

As I write, he's cleaning the garage where we plan to set up  two large tables to accommodate tomorrow's crowd.  He has carved the turkey and it's covered in the refrigerator, ready to be heated up tomorrow. This leaves us room in the oven for the ham and other hot dishes we'll need to prepare tomorrow.

Anything that I ask, he would do it for me.  In my weakness, he is strong.  He has loved me faithfully through many ups and downs, and in the current health challenge I'm facing, he is being particularly sensitive and helpful.  I am unusually blessed.



  1. Your husband sounds just like mine. I
    tell everyone that Kim is the kindest
    man who ever walked the earth other
    than Jesus. He does anything I ask of
    him and is always more than ready to
    help with housework should the need
    arise. He is the most wonderful dad
    to our two sons and always has a kind
    encouraging word for everyone. Most
    importantly, he loves Jesus with all
    his heart.
    Have a wonderful day tomorrow and I'm
    glad you were able to do some things
    in preparation for your dinner tomorrow.

  2. I sure can identify with you! Ken called on his way home from work to see if I'd forgotten anything at the grocery on Monday.

    He patiently made his way around Meijer and dealt with all of the construction traffic to Jamison's on Dupont Road where he found a gluten free turkey breast for me to roast tonight and take along tomorrow.

    I'm almost done--just need to frost and decorate my mother-in-law's "turkey birthday cake." She will be 87 on November 26! I made her one of these years ago and she loved it.

    Ken helped me out so much and w/o complaining the year I was down with my broken feet. We are truly blessed with great guys!

    Try to get a good night's rest and enjoy your housefull tomorrow!


  3. Rebecca, so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Praise the Lord for husbands who love us and step up no matter what! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Donna A

  4. Rebecca, You are indeed blessed to have a husband that loves and cares for you the way he does and also is a true and faithful servant of the Lord. I hope your Thanksgiving dinner goes well and I pray you are OK with what ever the health challenge you are facing.♥ Dee

  5. Oh Rebecca....I'm wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving...you're husband sounds like a real sweetheart. I hope the man I marry has those same qualities..You are blessed!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  6. Happy Thanksgiving my dear friend, you have been blessed with a wonderful husband and I know you are thankful for Gary. Be well and enjoy your day......:-)Hugs

  7. Rebecca,
    Rejoicing with you over GOD's priceless provision of such a loving, supporting husband.
    I too am so thankful for the wonderful husband HE's given me!
    Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours!
    May the time with your guests warm your heart and many this experience with shingles be over quickly. ((HUGS))

  8. Rebecca, I do hope wellness has taken over and you and your family enjoy a Wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. You are indeed blessed! So so sorry you are suffering with those shingles. Praying it will heal up soon. I'm amazed you can do Thanksgiving dinner in the garage. It is 37 degrees here and pouring rain. Though my health challenge is nothing compared to what you are going through right now, I'm having another allergic reaction to something unknown. Face and neck swollen and itchy...and our photo appt is Sat! I pray the Lord will grant you a beautiful day with family and friends and that your pain will be minimized. Blessings to you and Gary this day!

  10. Happy Thanksgiving Rebecca to you and your family. I was so blessed by this loving tribute to your husband. My husband is like this and I am truly thankful for him too, When I had shingles earlier this year, he just stepped in and ran our home so well. God is so good!
    Praying you will be completely well soon. Enjoy this day with your family.
    Much love,

  11. Beautiful post and beautiful tribute to Gary! I'm sure he feels just as Blessed to have you. A loving heart attracts loving hearts.

    You are in my prayers.
    Enjoy your family/friend gathering, it sounds like it is going to be wonderful!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Love and Prayers,

  12. I know that you have always had a great appreciation for Gary. You are amazing to still have Thanksgiving at your home and prepare so much food when you are in such pain! May this day bring some special blessings--even more than other Thanksgivings to you. Love, Brenda

  13. We are both blessed to have such wonderful and understanding husbands Rebecca. Especially now, I hope you are doing alright? I keep thinking about you and hoping that the medicine is working for you. It's a wonderful thing to have a spouse who understands and really steps up when we need them to.
    Love Di ♥


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