Hello! I don't normally post personal stuff on my blog unless it relates to a travel or artistic story. My Facebook page is where I usually share personal or family photos and updates. But this Thanksgiving was one of the best I ever remember having, and I just wanted to share it. Plus, some paper crafting and decorating is involved, so it counts for my 'Creative Pursuits'.
I don't really know what it was about this Thanksgiving that made it so special. It was just me and my nuclear family alone together, but I think we just all felt so BLESSED to have each other and to be able to spend some quality time together, that it the whole day was just wonderful.
First of all, my 51st birthday was Thanksgiving Day, and this is the view I saw when I walked down the staircase:
Here is my wonderful, wonderful family: The old man with his eyes closed (he never takes a good picture! LOL!) is my sweet husband. The handsome guy with the beard is my son Jordan. His school has a thing going on right now called 'No Shave November', so he has been actively participating if you couldn't already tell. And the beautiful couple on the right are my wonderful son-in-law Jason and my precious daughter Ashley.
new rocker cushion. I guess rocking chairs aren't just for the elderly after all!
We don't have many friends, and our extended family is distant and has different interests than us, but, we have each other. I've always wanted this big, happy, large, extended family where everyone loved and accepted each other and treated each other equally. I've always made holidays a bad experience for me, because no matter how hard I wished or tried, I could never have that happy extended family I so longed for. But this year, God showed me I already have that…in these four people here….for their hearts and love for me, for us, and for each other is so big, so vast, that it's larger than the biggest extended family out there. Thank you Jesus!
Have a great day! Amy