Thursday, November 26, 2009


We were able to talk to both of Mike's sisters and his parents.

We were not able to reach my brothers or parents....and will try again tomorrow.


We DID reach all the kids....can you believe it? It was LATE their time....but Bre and the boys were on and we talked until Krista was home from her cleaning job and joined in....all of us around our computers....


We began talking and it was Thanksgiving here....we ended and it was Thanksgiving in TX....we had dinner, checked back in and they were still Jared joined them until it was Thanksgiving in OR. ::snort::

Especially amazing is THIS: We told the kids we needed to sign off and eat our meal. Bre said, "Pray first"....and we did. We were able to all pray together on Thanksgiving Day - though we were in OR, TX and Oriase Town, Japan. What a gift.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Yvonne said...

Ah, very sweet. : )

Cynthia said...

Don't you just LOVE technology!

Janette said...

OK- the idea of being together to pray over the Thanksgiving meal brought tears to my eyes.

Michelle said...

God's timing is awesome!

Paula said...

What a special opportunity that was to gather the family together in prayer from across the world.

Darshia said...

Yes! Yes, yes,yes, yes! God's timing and ability to keep connections open is perfect!

So pleased for all of you. Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you.

We are having a brunch of freshly baked cinnamon coffee cake (gh made-yum) and then I'll start cooking. ~10:30 am here and the sun isn't showing yet or maybe it's behind the clouds, can't tell. It will be a nice quiet day. We put up the tree last week and will decorate this week.

MamaArcher said...

What a tremendous blessing that you were all able to "be together" this Thanksgiving! God is indeed good!!!

Anonymous said...

Sis: Wish you could have seen the excitment on the girls faces as they told us about talking to you all and PRAYING your Thanksgiving Day Prayer. Was beautiful to see...

Of course we sure missed you but are so pleased how your day turned out.

As to reaching us....... I was so busy I forgot to turn the computer on and SKYPE.

BUSY you say, I am going to have a lady from the women's group at church come over to see all my Nativities so they can use some at the Ladies party soon. SOMEHOW I got it in my noodle head to get them all out for Thanksgiving..... I could have changed my mind but I was at STEP #1 already which was to have them all unpacked on the table and everything else in the dining room....... So had to proceed. Of course they were out on Sunday but school kept me swamped and....... on-on-on.

Stayed up until 2am on Thanksgiving day and got up at 4:something.......... got it all done including turkey, pie, sweet potatoes, brownies, vegies etc. just as they were all getting here.

Thank God for the Girls who sat the table, Sherri who mashed the potatoes and did her thing..... so
as always it was good..... we were only close to an hour eating around 2..... then a game for the ladies and Tony and some football game for the men.

sorry, but was so glad you called and we got to talke.

Going to the smim pool now. love/prayers --- Mom T.