Saturday, November 4, 2017

Revamping my thankful tradition on the blog.

After I wrote my first "thankful" post of the year, I decided that this is the year to stop that tradition.  No, I don't mean I don't want to be thankful but I am not going to log in on the blog as I have for the last many years.  Truth be told...I don't have much time to do that as I am lucky to post once a week.  I am also in a place where I am thankful for every last thing...but my heart isn't into sharing right now. My heart and life in general, is very pulled in close right now so sharing is not coming easily.  I still encourage you to share what your are thankful for this year. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Be Thankful....

It is that time of year again, when we start to into the holiday season and I am working on my heart to ready it for the time ahead.  This year will be different in many ways and a selfish side of me is frustrated by that because I have had to face so many changes over the last few years and it seems the very shadow of family and holiday traditions are no more.  Even as I have tried to hold on to traditions, time and life has had other ideas. 

So this year, more than usual, I need to focus on the thankful in the little things and the challenges.  As has been by tradition since I started blogging I am sharing my thankful thoughts here as part of my preparation to celebrate all that we have been blessed.

Even though my family again has under gone changes and looks a little different, I am still thankful for each and every one, especially my children.  My daughter and son-in-law are a great blessing to me as I get to watch them grow the life they desire and flourish in their endeavors.  My oldest son always has a piece of my heart and will always be loved more than he will ever know.  I am so thankful for my youngest son and his daily presence in my life.  Time is short, and I am never more aware of that than I am now.

 "Let’s grasp hands and promise to be thankful for those seated at our table, for we never know when it’s our last chance to love, listen, 
and lean on each other."
~Micah Maddox