We spent the day at mom and dad's today with the family.
After the news of the week, I was grateful for the opportunity to just enjoy everyone's company.
I turned on Pandora this evening while the girls and I were working in the basement. Just as I was about to turn off the computer Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" came over the sound waves. Of course, I could not turn off the computer right away.
Approaching the Holiday season is bittersweet for me. I always start with my birthday... end of September.
Then Halloween - just for fun!
Thanksgiving is truly one of my favorites. I love the idea of taking time out to just say thank you!
Christmas... that's it. That's all there is.
I saw a picture at a store today that pretty much summed up my feelings. Kneeling next to manger in a nativity scene was a Santa Claus figure. At the bottom, in a brass plaque, was the inscription "I Believe". This holiday season, I am grateful for so many things, but none so much as the gift of a small baby who grew up, lived and died, and lives again. He set the example for each of us, and saves us when we don't live up to the expectations. I am truly thankful for his gift.
This season, I strive to be thankful, not just at Thanksgiving, but throughout the season, for the gift of a Savior, and for His Father, and mine, and the wondrous miracle He is!