It's been a busy couple of days. Yesterday was Thanksgiving at our house. A good time was had by all! As my status update yesterday said..... Thankful for Family, Food and Fun!.
Now I know that shopping on Thanksgiving day is controversial this year. But let me just say that Gwen and I anticipate and long for this day for the entire year. It is one of the best times that we have together. I am a bit confused about the drama of "working" on this particular day since Policemen, Fireman, Bus Drivers, Pilots, Taxi Drivers, Doctors, Nurses (and many other people) ALWAYS have to work on these days. So, really, whats the big deal? But, on with my story.
This year Gwen and I did three stores (Michaels, Walmart and Target). We got everything on our lists, never waited outside in a line (it was only 20 so it would have been COLD!), and were home by 8:30pm! We then were able to be in bed by 10:00. (As a side note, Gwen didn't really get much sleep. With three kids and a dog, plus two adults in one room......well, you get the picture. Add to that, she is about 30 weeks pregnant). So, since we were up at 5:30am, we left for part two of our adventure. We managed to hit two more stores and the outlet mall and were home by 9:45am. Again, got everything on our lists and never waited in a line in the cold. Yep, I'd say we have lots to be thankful for!
Yes, a very busy couple of days filled with gratitude at every turn.
Jesus, thank you for the times we have to stop and really notice all of the things that we have to be thankful for. Holy Spirit, thank you for the prompting to step outside and watch Chandler and enjoy the crisp sunny day AND find the siding. Jesus you are an amazing provider and I am so grateful for all the different ways that you provided for my family in the last couple of days. Thank you for all the people who worked on this Thanksgiving. Pour out your blessings on them and their families as they celebrate Thanksgiving on some other day or time. What an amazing God you are to help us in every way - big and small. Thank you Jesus. Amen