It’s only 1:00 pm and I feel like this morning was days ago. This morning, we went to Plymouth and reenacted the pilgrim’s walk up to Burial Hill. I posted pictures from last August also, if you are interested in seeing those click here.
The pictures from today are not uploaded yet. However, I really want to show you what we do each year. So, here are some pictures from past years.
We dress up in pilgrim costumes and walk to Burial Hill.
We’re led by a drummer and our preacher.
We go up Liden Street.
We’re on top of the hill now. Not quite ready to hear the sermon.
Here we are, ready to hear the Word of God taught! Obviously, since this is just a reenactment, it is super short. Only about three minutes long. Back in the pilgrim’s day, it would’ve been more like two to three hours.
Listening to an encouraging teaching. We stay in character the whole time, so they say things like “the Indians were so kind to us in helping us plant our crops!” and “though we lost half of our number…”. We sing hymns up there, as well.
These pictures are from when we do it in August, so there isn’t really a crowd. But on Thanksgiving, there are so many people watching us!!
Ellis and I had fun taking pictures as pilgrims! I wish we could keep the costumes… 😦 😉 Oh well! I’ll have to make my own. I would love to wear them while I’m in my garden. 😀
Right now, my family and I are home. My brother, Josh, just arrived to join us. We’ll be leaving pretty soon to go to my Great Uncle’s home for a Thanksgiving feast!
I Am Thankful For…..
If you notice, I don’t have what I’m thankful for at the end of the title. That’s because I have a few things I want to cover. (Well, I guess that means that I could just write ‘I Am Thankful For…. Everything’. Oh well. We’re just gonna go with it.)
- God’s protection, provision, and mercy to the pilgrims. If they didn’t make it that first Winter, if they gave up and returned to England, or if they didn’t make the journey at all…. well… we wouldn’t be here, would we?
- Family and friends that we can share our thankfulness with. This afternoon we are going to be visiting with both believers and non-believers, but each and every one of us has something to be grateful for. I can’t wait to share what God has done for us this year.
- Ellis, my younger brother, says he is thankful for Thanksgiving. Family, friends, and food!
That’s it for now!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Have a wonderful day, filled with God’s blessings!