This Thanksgiving I am especially thankful for my Dad. He passed away in February after 12 years of suffering from Alzheimer’s. Have you lost anyone special this year and how are you entering into the holidays with their memory? Remembering the great lessons that he shared is soothing for my soul. The greatest lesson he taught me was that church is not simply a building with four walls. He would say “church is a community of people who serve together with a generous and thankful heart”. He would have been so proud of our neighbors who came together last Friday night to collect and donate supplies to the families in Washington Il, who were impacted by the tornado. An entire crew of Downers Grove individuals loaded 8 busses. It was cold, backs were sore and yet their hearts were warm.
Sending Thanksgiving blessings to everyone and especially those who lost someone special this year. May their memory bring warmth and love to your Thanksgiving celebration.