Elliott and I had discussed our Thanksgiving plans about a month ago and I asked if we could “fill up the table.” Our huge farmhouse table is wonderful for craft projects, collecting odds and ends, and feeding the three of us at one little end, but it comes into its fullness of purpose when filled up with friends. Elliott said, “Sure!” and we extended invitations to our community group and a favorite Italian family to join us for Thanksgiving Day.
I spent much of Wednesday and Thursday preparing: baking apple pie, prepping the turkey, cleaning the house (with Elliott’s patient assistance to my insistence), and setting the table. This was my first time to host Thanksgiving and the first Thanksgiving I had ever spent away from my parents and siblings. I was anxious that everything would go right!
But then, as I was rolling pie crust on Wednesday afternoon, Elliott and I were treated to a magnificent rainbow. It turned into a full-bowed triple rainbow with a half-rainbow beside it! Such a beautiful reminder of God’s covenant faithfulness as I move away from being a daughter and fully embody my new life as a wife, mother, hostess, and friend.