Today is Thanksgiving, one of my favorite days. Not just because we get to be with extended family, or eat a well prepared and glorious meal, but because I know that Christmas is coming. This is the day that "officially" gets Christmas kicked off.
I usually, like clockwork, put up my Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving. This includes changing all CD's and music stations to accommodate the holiday songs. This is truly my favorite time of year. This year I am anxiously waiting for the kids to come home since they requested I wait to put up the decorations so they could help. I have to admit that I will probably put up my Christmas tree and then have the kids help with the family one. (yes, I have my own Christmas tree...I know...it's crazy. The kids each have a tree in their rooms as well!!) I love having a tree with all the artwork and decorations that the kids have made and another that has pretty fragile decorations.
I have already started Christmas shopping and putting lots of thought into each gift. The other best part of the holidays is the baking. This year Samara was gracious enough to invite me over to bake cookies with her and Maddy. This should be very fun and I'm sure there will be pics from the baking bonanza!!
A dusting of snow today has further put me in the holiday spirit. I truly love this time of year!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
I am Thankful for:
My God, who without him, I wouldn't be saved.
My wonderful and loving husband who is my best friend and supporter.
My loving children who light up my life and make me laugh.
My family that have loved and supported me through both good and bad times.
My friends, who have provided additional support and laughs. Another perspective that is not so close to the situation.
My job, that even though I don't always like, supports us and gives us all that we have.
All that we have been given...we are so very blessed!!
I pray for:
The troops that are fighting for us and can not be home with their own families.
Health of family and friends.
Those who don't have a home to go to or family/friends to lean on.
Those who do not know God's grace.