There are always SOOO many things to be thankful for at this time of the year. I really love to teach our kids about thankfulness. One of the many things that they like to complain about is the food...usually that they don't like what is fixed, especially at the beginning of the program. So, Josh and Missy started having the girls say one thing that they were thankful for before they were able to eat. When the boys were at our house, we asked them to do it as well. After a couple of weeks of doing this, we stopped. One day after we had stopped, one of the boys asked if they could say what they were thankful for at the table. I love it when something sinks in and they actually learn something from what we are teaching them!
We celebrated Thanksgiving this year about a week before the actual holiday. We typically have to celebrate on Saturday because of work schedules. I think we served about 80 people this year! We give the kids a time to tell things that they are thankful for! What a blessing to hear our graduates and current kids realize just what God has done in their lives and what we have done for them through our programs!
|Preparations!! Making zwieback...always necessary for Thanksgiving!|
|We cooked 3 turkeys, actually, and a couple of turkey breasts!|
|Lots and lots of potatoes!!|
|Me with the ATH boys!|
|Me with the GTH girls!|