Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Yes, I know I'm a day early- but I won't be on the computer tomorrow, I'll be enjoying my family. So Happy Thanksgiving a day early!

We are planning on spending time with both my family and Joel's. It should be a fun and busy weekend. The kids are so excited there is no way they will sleep today- and I know they will be up at 6am tomorrow! I'm excited that we are actually taking a holiday in which Joel is not going to be working!!!!! That hasn't happened for awhile, and we are looking forward to it. ;-) Normally, the only way we can escape the city and visit family is for Joel to work for them when we get there. Which means the kids and I are relaxing and trying to stay out of his way while he replaces floors, toilets, or whatever else needs fixed. While it is wonderful that he can do that- and help out and we get away from the city, it is a bit sad that he doesn't get to join in the vacation part. So this is an exciting holiday for us. ;-)

As I mentioned before, I love Thanksgiving. It is such a joyous time. When you think about all the things you are grateful for, it's hard to complain or be sad about anything. I love it!

So, I am thankful for my family---my strong, healthy, well-clothed and housed family. Especially my amazing husband who works so hard to keep us that way. I am thankful for Gods' provision. So many times this year-again-He provided for us in unexpected, much-needed ways. As I sit here and type this, I am listening to my children in the background, and I am thankful for the laughter of children. I am thankful that we are able to worship our God openly, homeschool our children and not miss a minute of their growing up, and vote in our country. (Sometimes it feels like my vote doesn't matter- but I still get to vote!) ;-)

And I am thankful above all, that God is in control of everything. I have nothing to fear, I am a child of the KING.

what are you thankful for????? (yes, I know I asked that already- but I know you can add to it!)

1 comment:

BarbSz said...

What a wounderful family you have there. I love the photo. Both of mine are taller then Brent, so without breaking the chair, shots like that just don't happen anymore ;) Time goes by so fast,I'm happy to see you are loving every second of being with your family.