Sunday, November 6, 2011

thankful: day 6

i am thankful for my church.  i have been to many churches in my life, but only one other comes close to having the same tight knit feeling i get from this one.  maybe it's because so many of them are related....or, maybe it's because so many of them have a strong faith....whatever the reason i am blessed to be a part of this parish.  today we had a potluck lunch.  an elderly lady asked if she could sit at the table lee, some of the boys and i were sitting at.  she said it had been a long time since she had sat with so many "young uns."  i am glad she sat with us.  i know her from seeing her at church, but we haven't ever really talked.  just some polite small talk.  she mentioned that she knew lee's granddad howard, so she knew lee from that.  but....the best thing was she knew MY grandmother.  louise elliott.  she started telling me about my grandma when she was younger.

...she was a beautiful woman.  she had dark hair and wore it wavy.  she was a beautiful dancer, she was so talented.  she was so thin...well she gained weight but not until she was much older.  and she was popular.

i am so blessed to hear that.  i am thankful to have heard this bit about my grandma...all because of the awesome church i go to.  i have been blessed because of how this church has helped me grow in my faith.  i am  thankful for being led to this church, because it made lee feel at home too.