Thanksgiving (and the four weeks following) is my favorite holiday.
Why? It kicks off with a to-die-for meal, it is highlighted my MG’s birthday (which is always shortly thereafter), and is culminated by Christmas and all of the festivity in between.
And to be honest, no other holiday really stands a chance because you still have to work through them and I pessimistically find most of them to be overrated……..so take my praise for what you will :). (and Christmas is great but I always get a little sad when it is over because January is right around the corner. And speaking of sad, let’s not even talk about New Year’s…….)
Thanksgiving is a time for stories. I (loosely) consider myself a story-teller and I love to reflect on the joy the LORD has brought into our lives every year. It is a moment of defined peace and remembrance.
They say having a baby and moving are two of the three most stressful life events one can endure. Yet, aside from a few intense moments, this year has felt decidedly peaceful. I like to attribute that to God gently working His plan for our lives.
And I’d be remiss if I didn’t share with you the things I’m thankful for this year:
-MG & Bea (of course). My hear is bursting with joy for them
-N. Shared joy multiplies itself tenfold. So grateful to have him to share in and contribute to my joy.
-Our family. Many changes have come our way but our family is constant. This year has taught me it doesn’t matter where you live as long as you have a pillow to lay your head on that is next to the ones you love.
-Our friends. The new and the old. The new friendships are exciting and encouraging. The old are familiar and comfortable. We are blessed to have both in a particularly tumultuous year.
Well thanksgiving lists don’t get much more cliche than that….but it had to be written. Girls, I hope you are reading this some day after I am gone. My hope is that you feel my love for you through my writings, but even more importantly, Jesus’s. I hope you know you are the reason I write. Love,
P.S. Taking some time off for all of the celebration/bucket listing. Will be back to share about MG’s birthday next week!