In light of missing Thanksgiving, we will be having a family dinner on the Saturday after Christmas. I cannot allow the holidays to pass and not spend time with family. It just does not sit right in my soul. I am sure you can relate. Let us please pray for others this year. So many have no family ... have no homes ... have nothing but the clothes on their backs. Count your blessings which are many!
This time of year makes me think of my precious friend who is watching over me from above. It was on Thanksgiving Day that God called her home. I have replayed that day fifty million times in my head. I have thought of all the things I wished I had done differently. However, when all is said and done ... when I look around me today at the condition of our world ... I envy her a bit. She is in a much better place than here and enjoying life in a way that we can only dream of. I miss her with all my heart, but I rejoice in knowing we will be together again soon. Please keep her family in your prayers as this is a very difficult time of year for them. They are all special people.
I ordered my first Christmas present last night online. Another thing I am so behind on. Normally by this time of year I am either finished my shopping, or at the very least I have most of it done. I am definitely behind the 8 ball this year, but it is all good. I quit stressing over these things years ago. It will be what it will be, and I will be blessed nonetheless. I have decided to play Secret Sister this year for someone God has placed on my heart. I do not really know this person very well, but I knew her years ago. I am excited to be doing this. I remember years ago ... probably at least 12 or so ... I had a Secret Sister who reached out to me. I have no idea to this day who it was, but she was a lifesaver. We communicated via mail ... yes, I mean the snail mail ... for years. She was so uplifting to me during a difficult time in my life. I am thankful that God brought her into my life. Think about being a Secret Sister to someone. It can only enhance your life.
Ok, I have to get off of here and go to work. The children are off of school today so I do not have to take them, but I still have to go! Have a great day. If I do not talk to you again before tomorrow, have a Wonderful and Truly Blessed Thanksgiving.