It seems I have avoided this place for much of the week. This year has been full of ups (mostly our children) and downs. As you know I am always thankful for the big and little blessings in my life - I AM blessed. But this Thanksgiving was different - in so many ways. I didn't want to be a wet blanket for anyone else, and haven't been sure how to express myself - so I didn't. We were blessed to be with good friends for the holiday, and there was tons of good food too!
I guess I miss our church family most of all. Being around a table of 20+ people, young and old, coming each with something delicious to share. It's been that way for 5 years, and now being here still without that family is hard. I know that God will see us through this time, He continues to provide for our every need, and even a few wants.
I'm not sure where to go with this at the moment - just needed to get it out . . . cherish those around you, never take them for granted, and tell them how blessed you are to have them in your life. I need to make a couple of phone calls myself.
I Am Thankful for
~ My husband
~ My children
~ A loving God
~ Good friends
~ Creative therapy