As the Christmas Season is drawing every closer to its pinnacle, I wish to take this minute to remember that which I am thankful for though sometimes the little things overshadow....
I give thanks for my children. Children who I love "more than the stars in the sky, the fishys in the ocean and only less than God himself".
I strive to remember this as I argue with my 5th grader that even though he had a Christmas presentation today at school, that there still is one tonight at 7 pm... and that conformation by his friend that there isn't doesn't count.
And I am Thankful for the opportunity to spend the next two weeks with my beloved children, though my daughter is heck bent on reminding me of what I was like at 14 - attitude and all.
I am thankful that I can fill my cart with whatever I want, and not worry about how to pay for it. I will remember that an enjoyable grocery shopping experience it can be if I but change my attitude. It is all up to me, and its always nice to reward my self with a well earned magazine in the process.
I am thankful that my shopping is done (though not wrapped) and that I am not worrying about how I'm going to find a way to gift my child with one gift. Many years ago I was 19 and working at Meijer on Christmas Eve. There was a lady that came through with $100 + worth of toys and only $60 cash. It was 8pm, I was tired, crabby and wanted to go home. She was obviously trying to get what she could with what she had. It wasn't until I aged a tad that I realized that I should have just put it on my credit card and wished her Merry Christmas. This has stayed with me ever since.
I am thankful for my family and in-laws, that I moved back so my children would know their extended family. Enough said there - you all have family and in-laws right.
I am thankful for my husband - though at the minute we are experiencing the first "Holiday differing of opinions" - again I bet you know.
And finally I am thankful for my friends, in body and blogland. You all add joy, helpful advice, a listening ear, encouragement all year through and I can't imagine how void my life would be without all of you.
So I will take this last post before Christmas to Thank God for all the blessings he has poured down on me and wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas. Be Safe...
Blogger Hugs - Karrie