Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday not because of the excuse to eat many delicious foods, or the Christmas presents I can get at rock bottom prices. Although those options are nice, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because the day always appears as a calm, lazy day of family and thanks! It's a wonderful way to take a deep breath and remember what's truly important. I can't think of a better way to head into the Advent Season!
This year is no different than others. I have many things to be thankful! Too many to list. I've enjoyed my Facebook friends who posted something they are thankful for each day this month. Although I didn't post on facebook, I too have taken note of all things I am thankful for.
Family, love, health, shelter, friends, food, healthy children, happy children, loving children, well-adjusted children, a church home, loving parents, loving in-laws, a healthy grandmother, an employed husband who allows me to stay home with our children, excellent educational settings for our children to learn, a new car to drive carpool, watching Morgan learn to play the violin, time to spend with family near and far, anticipation of Merritt's first play...
And the list goes on! I'll end this thankful blog entry the way Merritt says grace over all our meals. "Thank you Lord for giving me the things I need, the sun, the rain and the apple seed. Oh Lord, you are good to me!"