This past week, the Sycamore House had the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving before we all went out different ways for the holidays. The idea for the dinner was quite a spur of the moment and we realized that one cannot cook a full thanksgiving meal in 3 hours without a lot of help. To be efficient as possible, everyone took a job and got to cooking. To mine, and everyone’s surprise, none of the food burned or started a fire, and was perfectly cooked in the three hours. Our dinner was full of happy conversation and laughing over how crazy the past year have been.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to share some things that I am thankful for:
- The opportunity to graduate from college in a time when everything felt unsure.
- Finding the Sycamore House and being accepted into a nurturing space spiritually, vocationally, and relationally.
- Having the opportunity to live with four young adults who share similar experiences and have become close friends.
- To live in a house that faces the Susquehanna river, and being in awe of God’s creation every time I look out the window.
- Working for the PA Council of Churches and having the ability to help others with my work.
- Through the PA Council of Churches, meeting and working with organizations that are doing important work.
This year has been full of curveballs, and at times, I could not see the bright side to the situation, but through God, all things are possible. I am so thankful that we have a God who is steadfast and through every uncertain moment, he has been there. As we come to the end of the year, I know that the next year may not be easier, but I am hopeful and looking forward to what God has in store for us all.