Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Well, Thanksgiving is in 2 days, but here at my house? It's already happened. We had our Thanksgiving meal on Sunday night, because that's when all the kids could be here.

But each day that goes by, I am overwhelmed by thankfulness. It's been so cold here and I sit here in my warm house, with my family, safe and snug...and my heart is full with our many blessings. And my heart is heavy for those who are cold and hungry and alone. And in fear.

This is an ordinary day post...no funny Joshua story, no drama going on. Just real and every day life this week. Joshua is enjoying the break. Believe it or not, he is liking that we don't have a schedule. Now, he still wants to know what we are doing, and when, but so far he is having fun. He typically gets very out-of-sorts without a routine, but he's good for now!

Holly came over and helped me with a couple of our Christmas trees. I love using mesh, but I'm not very good at it. Holly is VERY good at it and she made everything look so pretty. She and Aaron are leaving tomorrow to head out-of-state for a few days...spending the holiday with Aaron's family.

It is great to have Logan home. You know, each child brings a different dynamic to our home. We are so thankful he is here. Things are definitely livelier when he's around!

Clark is having football practices every day. He was kind of grumbling about it the other day, and I told him that practicing and playing during Thanksgiving break means your team has made the play-offs...and that there are about 90 teams in our state who would LOVE to be in their position.

I just love this time of year. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, so I plan on taking advantage of each day with my family! Love them all so much!

"...I will give thanks to You forever." Psalm 30:12

1 comment:

  1. I wish I had been reading your blog in "real time" but I'm so happy to have found it, even late in the game. My children are 17 and 19, both still at home, with the older in college locally. I know that an empty or emptier nest is in my future and I am clinging to all the fun we are still having all together, enjoying every minute. I'm filing away your holiday advice... to celebrate whenever we are together and not obsess over the actual date of the holiday... as a special gem of wisdom. Thank you!