Wednesday, November 27, 2013

no empty chairs...

No Empty Chairs

Look around our family table, every person in his place.
Memorize this happy moment, and each familiar face.
Look around our family circle, feel the love that we all share.
Life is sweet, and so complete with each loved one gathered here.
There are no empty chairs at our table,
No empty feelings inside,
When all those we love are together,
Here side by side.
Time will fly and all too quickly, some will leave to try their wings,
Empty places at our table will tug at our heart strings.
But the number at our table will increase as children come,
Bringing to our family table, sweet innocence and fun.
We’ll add a few more chairs to our table,
A lot more laughter and love,
As our joy is multiplied daily,
To fill our cup.
When there comes a time for parting, there will be no tears because,
We will set a grander table where all may live in love.
There we’ll wait for all our loved ones, who will come to take their place.
At the feast that lasts forever, in God’s eternal place.
We’ll have no empty chairs at our table,
No empty feelings inside,
When all those we love are together,
There side by side.
May the circle not be broken, may each one return to be,
Safe within this peaceful haven, through all eternity.

We’ll have no empty chairs at our table,
When all are gathered above,
No more empty chairs at our table,
In heaven’s home of love.

I'm definitely missing the thanksgiving dinners and being with all the family but just because I'm not there doesn't mean I can't still be thankful for things. I am grateful for my family who loves me even when I am the annoying little brother or spoiled youngest child. I'm grateful for my grandparents and extended family who always supported me at everything I always did and were always my biggest fans. I'm thankful for all my friends who have impacted my life and helped me. I'm thankful for my coaches teachers and church leaders who taught me life lessons and made me the man I am today. I am thankful for the gospel in my life and the opportunity I have to live with my family forever. And I am thankful for my savior and the example he is to me. One thing I have been especially thankful for lately is the challenges and trials we face here on earth that help us grow and become stronger. I am thankful for a lot more things. But I invite you all to think about the things you are thankful for AND HOLD TIGHT TO THEM. And after you have done that, think about how you can help someone else have some of the blessings you have.  Eat some turkey and yams for me his year and save a spot for me next year at the dinner table. Chao. Love you all. 

No comments:

Post a Comment