Wow! I accomplished my goal. I’m so thankful for having participated in my “Year of Thanks.” I’m glad God put this on my heart, and that I followed through. I’m also thankful for friends who participated in whatever way worked for them.
A few months ago, I was determined to do this again in the coming year, but I don’t feel that’s the direction God has chosen for me.
I’m thankful for being able to share Mom’s journey with so many of you, and touched by all the feedback I’ve received.
I wish everyone a blessed and prosperous 2013. Looking forward to see what God has in store for all of us. ♥
I’m thankful for a nice final day in Houston. We had lunch out, then shopped for a neighbor who has been keeping her eye on our house. Afterwards, Jamie and I found a little tea house and enjoyed some English Breakfast tea and peppermint scones. What a lovely afternoon.
Packing is about done, and we head home in the morning. Thankful for a great time with family, and looking forward to a safe drive home.
I’m thankful for another safe day of driving in Houston traffic. As much as I love my family, I could seriously never live here again. Rick, the kids and I checked out a “Diners, Drive-in and Dives” restaurant near Galveston. I wasn’t as impressed as the others, but it was a nice time.
Now, we are beginning the packing process. Final day tomorrow, then headed home.
Today I’m thankful that my holiday cooking is done! Fixed a traditional turkey dinner, then made some turkey soup. I intend to eat leftovers or eat out for the duration of our visit.
From yesterday, I’m thankful we weren’t killed by a lunatic driver who decided to change lanes the same time we did. He was going about 90 mph, and apparently failed to see our SUV, or our blinker.
Today I’m thankful for cold weather, a little shopping, and a visit from another of Rick’s cousins. I’m also thankful that I feel no guilt for not writing or critiquing these days. There’ll be plenty of time for that after I get home again.
I’m thankful for a wonderful Christmas with family. But mostly, I’m thakful for Jesus, who is the reason for our celebration. Over the last couple of days, we’ve been able to visit cousins, second cousins, aunts and uncles. What a blessing.
Today I’m thankful for a short drive from Baton Rouge to Houston. Once we arrived, we were greeted by one of Rick’s cousins and her family. What a treat! Lunch at Rudy’s, our favorite BBQ place, then The Muppet Chrismas Carol with the family tonight.
Excited for Christmas Eve and more family tomorrow. I miss my sister who is visiting one of her son’s in Canada, but I’m happy she’s having a great time and a well-deserved vacation.
Today I’m thankful for safe travels. Looking forward to a quiet night and a good rest. Looking forward to seeing family tomorrow.
Today I’m thankful for cold weather–a rarity in Florida. I know it’s silly, but cold air tends to put me in the Christmas spirit more than warm air. I’ve spent Christmas day in jeans and I’ve spent it in shorts. I like jeans better.
I’m also thankful that Dad and I went out for lunch today. We talked about Mom, and how much we’ll miss her this year, but also how thankful we are that she’s celebrating Christmas with Jesus. You go, Mom!
Today I’m thankful for some special time with my friends Jan and Pam. While having lunch at Cracker Barrel, we laughed and shared our love for one another. It’s hard to believe Christmas will arrive in 5 days. I love this time of year!