Thanksgiving at the Sycamore House- Kelsey

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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:

  1. The opportunity to graduate from college in a time when everything felt unsure.
  2. Finding the Sycamore House and being accepted into a nurturing space spiritually, vocationally, and relationally.
  3. Having the opportunity to live with four young adults who share similar experiences and have become close friends. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Working for the PA Council of Churches and having the ability to help others with my work. 
  6. 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.

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