|I have this in my kitchen to daily remember the good. Available at Dayspring.|
Maybe this Thanksgiving you are experiencing disappointment or sadness. Perhaps it won't look or feel like celebrations in the past. Maybe you won't get to visit extended family or it might be your first Thanksgiving where your children are with another parent.
Let me give you permission to feel sad for what you have lost and know that it is okay to feel bad when dealing with a hard situation. Yes, I'm sure it could be much worse, but that thought doesn't help to process and accept what is. Accepting your loss allows you to move forward and away from the wounding. As you identify the ache, you can also note the gifts and find much for which to be thankful.
And as my friend reminded me in her own blog, you can be grateful for what God has given you while being sad about what has been lost. God is big enough to handle all our emotions, not just the pretty ones.
I'm thankful to you, anyone who read, comments and interacts here. It really does mean so much!