We Are Thankful

by Ellen Maher

Photo by Brad West from Unsplash.

We Are Thankful

We pilgrims are thankful

For what you have brought us

We were strangers in a land that was not our home

With your help we have made it

Through the barren winters

We know in the cold to come, we’re not alone.

I thank you for what you have done

I thank you for the rain and the sun

I thank you for the seeds to sow

I thank you for the way you make it all grow

Photo by Suzy Brooks from Unsplash.

We pilgrims are thankful

For the foods that feed us

For the time to be together

The harvest is here now

And the food is gathered

You have made us ready for any kind of weather

I thank you for what you have done

I thank you for the rain and the sun

I thank you for the seeds to sow

I thank you for the way you make it all grow

Ellen Maher and Katey Batavia

LN Maher

Β©1996 Echoes of the Lion’s Roar

http://lnechoes.blogspot.com/


My daughters, Ellen Maher and Katey Batavia will be visiting over the Thanksgiving week, November 21-27. I am so excited to see them for the first time in almost two years! I will be off WordPress to spend some time with them. A swim with the manatees at Crystal River is planned. It was canceled last time because of Covid 19. We are eagerly looking forward to the trip.

The poem above was written by Ellen. She is an ordained Baptist chaplain and a teacher and administrator in a recovery program that deals with issues such as grief, addiction, and illness. She also volunteers for many special projects at her church. This year she helped to produce a video for a virtual Vacation Bible School during the pandemic. Ellen writes religious poems on her blog, Echoes of the Lion’s Roar.

Happy Thanksgiving!

West Indian Manatee. Photo by Maegan Luckleish from Unsplash.

52 Comments

  1. A beautiful poem, Cheryl! We should be thankful to God for what he has given to us. Glad to know about the noble work being done by your daughter. Enjoy your time with family. Happy Thanksgiving πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’πŸ’

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  2. Thankful for life. Thankful that I can spend this Thanksgiving with my mother in South Carolina. Thankful that all of my family and friends are safe thus far. Thankful that I didn’t lose any income through out this entire pandemic. πŸ™

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  3. Cheryl, wishing you and your family an amazing time together. You must all be so excited and thrilled to be together at last. Enjoy the swim with the manatees – wow!! A lovely poem of Thanksgiving by Ellen and a joy to read her work here. Happy Holidays! hugs xx

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  4. Oh so happy for your Thanksgiving 2021 reunion! Your daughters look like a happy pair.
    Our family, too, is finally gathering together this year at Thanksgiving…with a first face-to-face introduction of our ‘almost daughter-in-law’!!!

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  5. Your Thanksgiving plans sound wonderful, Laura. It has been such a long time since many families gathered, or at least it seems that way! You must be very excited to meet your future daughter-in-law! My daughters and I are also looking forward to finally spending time together.

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  6. What a beautiful poem from your daughter Ellen. She is love in action spreading her light. Both of your daughters smiles radiate and I can only imagine how happy you are! You must be so proud.
    What a great trip to swim with the mantatees! Have the very best time.
    Is Ellen on W.P?
    It’s a great idea to take a break then too.. as I’m sure I’ll do again.. We don’t get these times back
    πŸ’–πŸŒ·β€οΈ

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    1. Cindy, I so appreciate your kind response! I am very proud of my daughters, and I am very glad they are living together and have each other. They are driving from Texas and will also be visiting cousins and their brother along the way.

      Ellen is not on WordPress…too time-consuming, I think. Katey calls me just about every day, usually when she is walking the two dogs. She frequently emails me photos of their many activities. It is a little harder to catch up with Ellen. Ellen stays so busy…I don’t know how she does so much! The few days we have to spend together are very precious to me. You are so right that we don’t get these times back! ❀ A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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