Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Today is actually not Thanksgiving and I actually haven’t written in 6 days, BLAH!
Sorry for that…sometimes life just grabs ahold of ya and takes you for a ride
Today is my beautiful mothers birthday ~Happy Birthday Mom~.
Its also the first day that Christmas music echoed in the halls of our home! MMMM BLESSED!
This day also brought the Christmas decorations into our home and the “forever” tree fills the corner of the room. Turns out, “forever” trees aren’t really all they’re cracked up to be. Instead of lighting up like usual, strands and strands of lights were out and there was no fixing them. I just spent the last 3 hours wire cutting lights off the “forever” tree. It is now just a fake tree with no lights in the corner of my home. Christmas magic will have to spill onto it another day!
As I end my day and prepare for another holiday meal tomorrow night, with a new family that God has graced my life with, I contemplate traditions. We all have them and one of our family traditions is this prayer:
Come Lord Jesus, Be our guest, and let these gifts to us be blessed.
Let there be a goodly share on every table everywhere.
Come Lord Jesus. What if each day, each meal, each breath, we sang to God….COME LORD JESUS. Would He come sooner? Sooner to take us all to the place He is preparing for us? Sooner to the circumstances we need Him to show up in? Sooner to the loved ones we are praying to meet Him? Sooner to comfort us? Sooner to resurrect? Sooner to……
COME LORD JESUS
I was falling asleep, when I remembered I hadn’t posted today’s ONE. Thank goodness for the WordPress app on my blackberry:). Here I tap one letter at a time under a blanket because my family is on a little weekend get-away and I’m sharing a room with the two children and the two dogs. How did I get so lucky?!
Anyway, my ONE for today is DADS!
None of us would be here without them. I know some of you don’t have the most excellent earthly father but regardless, your dad was used by your heavenly Father to give you life, be thankful.
I’ve mentioned my dad in some previous posts but you don’t know his name or SSN or any other personal information because you could steal his identity and I don’t want to put him at risk(or at least he might believe that..love ya dad).
Reasons I’m thankful for my dad:
1. He love me unconditionally
2. He makes sure I have chains in the car just in case we need them while driving over the pass
3. He has started me in the discipline of saving for retirement
4. He is patient with me and with my kids and sometimes with my brother;)
5. He has worked hard and created a legacy for his family
6. He makes the best popcorn in all of the World and isn’t afraid to call it dinner
7. He rolls his eyes
8. He loves my mom
9. He is a man I admire
10. He gave me his eyes and we are more alike then different
Just before midnight you have my ONE, or 10 for the day!
I’m always in charge of the pies for the holidays. Love baking pies. Always do a pumpkin and an apple(for my cousin Todd). This year, I will do a pumpkin and an apple and these two wonderful new creations
Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie