Nov 21 2012

What I am Thankful for...

Hoping that everything is lining up exactly the way you want it to be for your Thanksgiving celebration, but in case it’s not, I want to encourage you.  You're not alone.  I get it.

Heard this saying:  It’s not the way it’s supposed to be, but it’s the way it is, so make the best out of it. I’m divorced and a single parent, my kids are with their Dad for Thanksgiving.  It’s a good thing, but it leaves me discovering what my new normal is.  This year, I think I figured it out.

I may not be with celebrating with my biological family around my big farm table in my kitchen for Thanksgiving, but God has given me some amazing friends, who have adopted me into their family during this time.  That is what I'm most thankful for this year.

Interesting, that’s what God says He does for all of us.

"God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure." Ephesians 1:5

Who are you thankful for this year and why?

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Nov 21 2012

Thanksgiving Cooking Disasters

The thing about holidays, you try so hard to plan everything perfectly, and the thing your family remembers is what went wrong.

Your thanksgiving cooking disasters today:

Classic story in my family:  My mom had just gotten remarried and we blended families. My mom my sister and I had moved in with my step dad and his 2 boys.

First thanksgiving as one big happy blended family was a big deal. Classic moment my mom pulls that turkey oven, perfectly cooked of course.  My step dad does the man of the house thing, and gets ready to carve the bird.

He pulls out this giant knife, presses it down and the turkey slides off the table, smacks the wood floor, and slides about 10 feet through the kitchen. My mother’s blood curdling scream…prompted the neighbors to call the police.  (well should have)  :-)  Sorry mom!

Just one big happy blended family.

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