Gobble, Gobble, Gulp!

Has anyone stopped to think how turkeys feel around this time of year? Poor things. There they are minding their own business. Gobble, gobble here. Gobble, gobble there. Then when they're not looking.....oh, I just can't go there. You know what happens.

Of course, this doesn't stop me from enjoying a leg or two. Hey, did you all know that if you roast a turkey upside down it will practically melt in your mouth? Oh, is it ever so good! I made my first turkey about three years ago that way and even though it's not very purty I will never change they way that bad boy cooks! Poor delicious bird.

As some of you know I come from a small family. I onlyhave one brother, Jimmy. Most people call him Jim now, but to me, Jim was my dad, not my brother. I called my sweet sister in law to see what she wanted us to bring and she said nothing. She said she wanted to do it ALL! How great is that? Thank you!

This will be our first Thanksgiving without my precious little daddy. It will be hard because he was such a nig part of the holidays. He worked at Kroger and we always had to wait for him to get off work before we could eat. We would watch the clock feverishly as kids. And then when the grandchildren started coming they took over for Jimmy and I.

We would always hear his truck pull up and we'd wait at the door to greet him. And then he would walk in with his bright white dress shirt and his blue Kroger name tag still on his pocket. And he's be smiling from ear to ear as the kids all gathered round waiting for their turn to hug him. Oh, will he be missed.

As our family gathers together this year we do have so many blessings to be thankful for. We will see my father again. We have that assurance because he accepted Christ as a young man. We are thankful he is not suffering and can move about freely again. I don't know what our Heavenly bodies will look like exactly, but I bet you he has that same smile from ear to ear!

If I don't make it by your place before the holiday I want to wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! One thing I am thankful for is making friends with all of you! I can't say it enough, but I really do love you guys. This past year has been my most challenging one yet and you have been huge blessings to me with your encouragement and prayers. I hope I can do the same for you.


marina said...

amy, I am with you on the Osmonds when they talk about there faith its so sad who they belive in and I hate the thought of them not going to be with Jesus.I am with you girl on that one!!I don't now too much about there faith I know they belive in Jesus but thats all I know they have another book.
just wanted to to tell you.Like the title of your blog I have been thinking of redoing mine.marina

Fresh Girl said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Amy! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and joyful one and that God gives you perfect peace even as you miss the one who will be absent this year. {{{{Amy}}}}

Kailani said...

Even though you can't see him, I'm sure Dad will be joining you for Thanksgiving. Have a safe one!

An Island Life

Kimmy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Amy (even though it's a bit late for us here in Canada . . . we celebrated back in October). I'll pray for you regarding you missing your dad so much right now. I can't even imagine what that must be like for you. Blessings and HUGS to you, my friend!

Christine said...

Gobble, Gobble, Amy!!

May you and your family have a truly blessed Thanksgiving!!

When cooking the turkey upside down how do you flip it over, do you wait for it to cool down, does it have to be a smaller turkey? Inquiring minds want to know!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Amy, and your Dad will definetly be celebrating with you!

HUGS, Christine

Heart of Rachel said...

Happy Thanksgiving Amy. I'm sure your Dad will be celebrate with you. God bless.

As We Sail... said...

What a nice story about your dad, it made me feel that I knew him. So glad I will get to meet him in heaven.
Thanks for the encouraging comment on my new blog.

Goofy Girl said...

Happy Thanksgiving Amy! I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and had a yummy meal!!

Lisa J said...

I am brand new to blogging and landed on your page so........ thought I would stop and say "hey!"

It is fun to see Donni on Dancing with the stars supporting his sis. I love that show!

In His Grip
Lisa J

Carrie said...

I hope you had a great one! I know what it's like to celebrate holidays without loved ones present. It's hard. But it's those special memories that keeps them near.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend!
God bless :)

Michelle said...

you know, I've never had to cook a whole turkey before - someone else has always done it, or I've just bought the turkey breast and cooked that. If I ever find myself actually cooking a whole turkey I'll have to remember the upside down tip :)

I'm sure this was a hard day full of mixed emotions since it was the first Thanksgiving w/out your dad, but he lives on in your memories and how wonderful is that.


Donetta said...

Hi Sweetie! Long time since I stopped by.
Remember what the scripture said
Those who go on before us... Stand at the right hand of the Father interceding for us both day and night!

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Sandy said...

Hmmm, cooking the turkey upside down sounds very interesting. I may have to try that.....great tip.

I enjoyed reading your memory about your dad....how sweet. Isn't it wonderful that God gives us special memories to remember those who have died. They may be gone, but the memories are not! Enjoy those special memories!

Carol said...

I find it much easier to just not think about the turkeys too much.

I do think about my dad a lot around the holidays, though. He sure did love a feast!