Christmas 2012/Thanksgiving 2012

Where has the time gone?  It was just Thanksgiving week when I felt truly blessed being with my brother and his wife, my daughter and her husband, and our former foster son and his wife.  Thanksgiving Day was filled with eating, playing games, and hearty laughter resonated throughout the house.

Black Friday was enjoyed by two of the couples who left early in the morning and where they had to fight the crowds to buy that special Christmas gift at the lowest possible price,  thus ringing in the official start of the Christmas holidays.

I can’t remember when (or if) I ever went shopping on Black Friday.  I thoroughly enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and want to savor every moment and enjoy remembering the blessings that we have received throughout the year.

Christmas 2012 will  prove to be a much quieter time for my husband and myself.   We won’t be having a lot of company from out of town, but we will enjoy seeing my daughter and her husband who, once again, will be traveling up from Virginia to spend the holidays with us as well as with his parents. Memories will be made during this time and, hopefully, in the not too distant future, we will share additional memories during the Christmas season with grandchildren as well.

One additional blessing that is a yearly event during the holidays is our anniversary.  My husband and I will be married 44 years on December 27.  We plan to celebrate by going to dinner and a movie and to reminisce how God has blessed us together as a couple and how we will continue to look forward with anticipation to what God has for us in the foreseeable future.

May each of you have a blessed holiday season as we celebrate the reason for the season.

Blessings on you!