Thursday, November 24, 2011


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!