Thursday, November 17, 2011
We Gather Together? It's All the Same.
We are counting down the days until Thanksgiving around these parts. We are beyond excited for our houseguests and have been marking down the days on the kitchen chalkboard. Not only are we looking forward to Bestemor and Bestefar's arrival for a visit, but this year we will be having a new guest in our home. Mr C is bringing home a classmate from Korea for the long weekend.
I'm not sure that Jin Seo has any idea what he's getting himself into. As Mr C told him when he found out that he was an only child; "I'm sorry I have two sisters, hope you survive." In reality, we can hardly wait not only to have Jin Seo share in our Thanksgiving traditions, but to get a glimpse into a different culture for a few days. As Miss M pointed out, we already have the German, English and Norwegian traditions at Thanksgiving, now we'll get a little Korean on the side.
Today, when I needed a little encouragement in the midst of a trying week, I had posted on the bulletin a little verse along with the countdown. I love the song "We Gather Together" and had written the following "We Gather Together to Ask the Lord's Blessing; 7 Days."
A little while ago, I noticed that Miss A had decided to write her own message (above) her only change "I switched Lord to God, its easier to write." I love how she taken the liberty of changing "ask the Lord's Blessing" to "celebrate God's blessings." Her version is right; we are celebrating the blessings He's already given us.
She's also chosen to take a day of the countdown, it's day six now in her mind. Gotta love her enthusiasm.