Through the years my faith in God has been tested, as I am sure it has for all of us.

As we come upon the Thanksgiving holiday, I am thankful for the maternal grandmother I had who took me to church every Sunday when I was younger.  She taught me how to plant flowers.  She died when I was 7 years of age but her memory and the early values she instilled in me have always been in my heart.  For the gift she gave, I am eternally grateful.

That gift carried me through some of the most trying times of my life, in knowing there was more to life than what I was seeing, even today.  I haven’t been a faithful visitor to any church since her death but my connection to a spiritual power of some sort has existed all along.

What are you most thankful for this year?