Yesterday, while we were out, my husbands' sister called to tell us that one of their cousins had died. We have not seen his cousin for many years, though we live in the same state. We are about 4 hours away. This cousin is the son of Tim's Dad's youngest brother, and so we will be attending to represent our branch of the family. Tim's aunt and uncle are in their 80's now, and we have not seen them for a few years, so it will be good to go, give them a hug and share their loss.

We will be heading there this afternoon, for a morning funeral tomorrow. Emily is making the trip with us, but the others will be staying home with their grandparents. I should get home in time Wednesday evening to get my turkey in the oven.

This has made for an unexpected turn in the plans for the guys to work on firewood. (They are rescheduling for Friday.) It has made us mindful of the fact that we do not control our lives. God holds them, knows all our days, but we do not. It is so important to know that our salvation is sure.

Since I will not have a computer available to me on this quick trip, I wanted to leave you some of my Thanksgiving posts from last year.

The Mayflower and The Speedwell

The Journey

Now I leave you with this wonderful quote:

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men, but be careful that you do not take the day and leave out the gratitude."

E.P. Powell


  1. Praying for you as you travel.

    So sorry to hear about this. It is a rotten time of the year to lose a loved one. So many memories year after year.

    Becky K.

  2. I know you are probably gone so I hope you are now home safe when you get this!!

  3. Praying for safety as you travel to and from the funeral. Sorry for your loss. May you be a beacon of hope to those who may not know Him during this time of grief.

    And the quote: I had it all set to publish as of 12:01 Am tonight! Like minds, you know...

  4. Mrs. Rabe,
    Please know that I will be praying for you and your family during this time.
    Love & Prayers,

  5. We are praying for you and your family, as well as for your travel mercies!

  6. I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you had a safe trip back home and have a good Thanksgiving.


  7. Oh no! I'm praying for the entire family and your safe travels.


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