This picture was from last year. Everyone was home and we were able to celebrate as a family.
Stephen’s work schedule (and now that he has moved out) it is harder to see him. When we spoke about it last night, he wasn’t sure that he would be able to come by to celebrate Christmas until New Year’s Day.
It’s hard for those who work in the holidays to be able to spend time with family and friends. I don’t normally think about those that are working when I shop or eat out until I have someone close to me that is going through it.
Holidays are not always a happy time for most. It is stressful and typically has disappointments from unmet expectations. When the kids were small, they shared the holiday with my ex husband. I really didn’t want to even have a tree up if they weren’t home but I knew that when they did get home they would want it. Being separated from loved ones over a holiday is so very difficult.
All of this to say, hug your loved ones. Enjoy the moments you are able to have with one another, and remember the greatest gift.
I was nourished this weekend, surrounded by people that I love.
We got to celebrate Carmen’s college graduation. Celebrate her accomplishments of the past twenty-five years.
I am proud to be her Mom, but more proud to have her as a friend and confidant.
I am blessed to be her Mom. Grateful to be her Mom.
Today I am thankful for the gifts of friendship. Those that God has placed in my path when I needed them the most or when they needed me.
Looking back on how God has gifted me with placement of friends, I am truly amazed at His ability to weave His love into me.
Whether they needed me at the time or I needed them…I am really not sure, but God did. He placed exactly who I needed at the right time.
How has God gifted your life? Looking back on your life, can you see His path?
I have always been a believer in karma, or what goes around comes around mentality. You reap what you sow. Be kind, show love. It’s pretty easy when you think about it.
“If we learn how to give of ourselves, to forgive others, and to live with thanksgiving, we need not seek happiness–it will seek us.” -unknown
Feeling extremely thankful for my family and friends today.
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David talked about his experience, and after seeing the episode, I feel like I need to have an intervention over my facial expressions! Ha. Oh well. It is who I am, and they did well with editing. I didn’t know what to do with my hands!
Now we wait on the check to arrive (they mail it 30 days after the show airs), and then to pay the IRS. We have a lot of bills to pay from when we got behind in life. This will so help us crawl out of that hole.
I am feeling incredibly blessed with this man (and my family). I am so very proud to be his wife, and share in this amazing adventure together. We both have a great jobs, and a roof (although it needs to replaced) over our heads. We are doing well. This is such a bonus.
Feeling extremely grateful.
I need this today, and most days.
Don’t wait for one day…enjoy every moment with those you love.
Tell them you love them.
This morning I woke to a cool temperature of 60 degrees. It felt invigorating.
So I promptly went to work on the laundry, cooking and prepping for the weeks meals, working on bills, and repotting a couple of plants.
I love this weather. I love Fall. Having the windows and doors open, things roasting and baking is dream like for me.
Today has been a true gift, and I am thankful.
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2
What are you thankful for today?
We are fine. The eye went to Mexico Beach, and I am grateful and sad.
Our family and friends in general are fine.
We ended up playing cards and having hotdogs. Super fun, and so grateful it was just a little rain and wind.
Devastation for so many in Panama City and in the path of this storm. Prayers for those not so far away from us.