Last night we had our Thanksgiving meal here at our home. We enjoyed the company of a couple of college students, my 86 year old great-aunt, my mama, my son's best friend, and a family of dear friends. As we sat around the table and enjoyed the food, laughter, memories, and stories, it became quite evident that "family" is more than just those you are related to. Family stretches beyond that. It was such a blessing to share the evening with such a diverse group. Watching my aunt make the teenagers laugh as she told funny stories, was priceless. Seeing the look on my husbands face just before he spoke the blessing, was my blessing. Hearing everyone at the table as they shared with each other, some who did not even know each other before last night, was touching. As we laughed, shared, and ate, I realized one thing more than at any other moment in my life....I am truly truly blessed. I praise the Lord for giving me this life....all of it.