Saturday, November 10, 2007


As we get closer to Thanksgiving we rev up for full-blown holiday, family time, eat lots of food, spend lots of money, get all weepy about your kids season. I love the holidays. I love the way my house looks all decorated. I love all the food we eat; I love all the baking we do. I love the chilly weather, the chances of snow, the sweaters, the shopping. I love the snugness of turning on the heat and getting out the down comforter. I love the stories of Santa; the side comments of, "do you think the elves could build that?" I love the planning and then scheming and the surprising.

This is the time of year when I try to slow down and focus on the incredible things and people in my life. I am so blessed, I have two, beautiful, healthy children, I have a wonderful husband, I have loving parents and parents-in-law.

I am a different person this year. I am more cautious, careful. I am slower, more deliberate. I guess this is what happens as you get older. I am realizing just how incredibly precious my life is, how important my family is.

I am blessed to be a mother. I am blessed to be able to take care of my family. I am blessed to look out my window and see fall colored leaves and a cloudy autumn sky.

I have so much to be thankful for.

And I will bake and shop and plan and prepare for a season of being with my family. A season of showing them how precious they are to me. A season of holding them close and thanking God for another year to spend with them.


frannie said...

beautifully said! such a true sentiment that we should all try to remember.

Mommy Daisy said...

That is beautiful.

Arizaphale said...

What you said!!! That is perfect. The only thing here is there is NO chance of snow!!!!! (34C today)
Thank God for our families.