Thursday, November 22, 2012
I am taking Carol's challenge to write a post about being thankful. There are so many things I am thankful for. There have been many challenges this year, but I have purposed to be thankful, even through difficult times.
One thing I am particularly thankful for is my family. It seems in our day, there are not many who can share that they have been married to the same wonderful man for over 30 years. When I met my husband, he came from a large family, who valued their strong family traditions. It was all so new to me, but I felt drawn to the energy from these family ties. I never experienced this growing up, and it was something I longed for. Through the years we have celebrated Thanksgiving with my hubbys parents, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews.
This year will be different. My precious mother in love passed away this past spring at the age of 91. She left us with many memories of happy shared times. But with her passing, there is also the passing of traditions. We will all be taking up the mantle and making our own family traditions. This holiday season will certainly be different.
I am thankful to God for His love and faithfulness. We each walk a different path. I may not know what the future holds, but I have the assurance that HE does hold the future, and knows where we are going.
Wishing you a very Happy and blessed Thanksgiving day.