I could enthrall you with this wonderful tale of visiting family and paint you a beautiful picture of an exquisite Thanksgiving feast. But it would be a lie. Norman Rockwell did not have my family in mind when he painted that picture.
On the other hand I could whine about how things didn't go as planned and the family feud that has been going on continues to plague us. But I won't do that either.
Instead we've chosen to be thankful that our Thanksgiving holiday wasn't worse. Because often times we forget that yes, it could be worse.
I am thakful:
1) That we had a safe trip
2) That Jacobs potty training went smoothly even with long car rides and strange surroundings.
3) That my grandmother's niece was happy to take care of her while we stayed at my parents.
4) That Jason's family enjoyed having Thanksgiving at the state park we reserved.
5) For a wonderful understanding husband who sticks beside me in hairy situations.
6) That putting up a Christmas tree with your husband and kids can bring you right out of the grumps.
7) For the FOOD. That we will be eating for at least a few more days : )
8) For 2 precious boys who can put smiles on peoples faces even when they are sad or angry.
9) For bloggs where I can read and write and shut out the worlds problems for a few minutes
10) But most of all I am thankful for a Savior who died for me and my family so that even though we are sinners we may have new life.
This year we are celebrating Advent with the resource found on this lovely blog. We are choosing this year to count down to what really counts. We are anxiously looking forward to Christ's coming not the coming of presents.
Dear Lord, Help me remember to cling to You in times of trouble. Help me to be more Christ-like in my actions. For this coming season, help me teach my children the true importance of Christmas and thank you for giving us your Son, a true Miracle. In Jesus' name, Amen.