Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We Gather Together

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,
Sing praises to his name: He forgets not his own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side, All glory be thine!

We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,
And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

--Traditional Thanksgiving Hymn
(A translation by Theodore Baker: 1851-1934)
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From the bottom of my heart, I wish you and your families warm Thanksgiving wishes.
To each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine; My gratitude for your service and sacrifice is as deep as the ocean, as strong as a mountain range and as genuine as a human's heart can hold.
May Almighty God Bless us all.


Evelien said...

Hello Airman mom,

My name is Evelien and i am Belgian, i just wanted to let you know that i love reading your blog. I found it about two weeks ago. I myself am maried to Jonathan who serves in the Belgian army.
I wish yoyu and your family a happy thanksgiving !


Julie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Airmanmom!!!! (and thanks, I'll be singing that song all day now!!!)

AirmanMom said...

Evelien...thank you so very much for taking the time to read my blog. Your kind words are deeply appreciated. Please pass along my thanks to your husband for his service!

AirmanMom said...

julie...Warm Thanksgiving wishes to you and your charming son. I'm so glad you remember the I sang it to my husband, he had no idea what it was! It is a song I remember from my childhood, it often dances through my head on this very special day!

Mary said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. May the love and laughter of family and friends surround your Thanksgiving table.


Christopher's mom said...

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving and wonderful Holiday Season.

God Bless you,


liberal army wife said...

Happy Thanksgiving to a member of my extended family. I hope you have a peaceful, happy and happy day with your family.


Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I will definitely be saying an extra prayer today for all our men & women serving as well as rasing my glass to toast them all! God Bless them All.

Femin Susan said...

Congratulations...!we don't celebrate thanksgiving but hope u had a good day!!! Welcome to my blog...

Steelers Wine Girl said...

Hope you had a great Turkey Day!!

AirmanMom said...

swg...thank you so much!

AirmanMom said...

susan...thank you for your warm wishes!

AirmanMom said...

debbi....thank you, we know they deserve our prayers.

AirmanMom said...

law...thank you for the lovely wish.

AirmanMom said...

aam...thank you for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

mary...warm wishes to you and your family!