I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving for just a little longer

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It seems that year after year Christmas comes a bit sooner. Before Halloween even the Christmas aisles are emerging at the store. I really do love Christmas but it seems that Thanksgiving comes and instead of savoring it, we wake the next morning to the mad rush that is the holiday season. It is ushered in with a gusto that seems to leave Thanksgiving in it's wake.

I am almost done with my shopping and the lights and decorations made their way to the house from the shop. Christmas is so beautiful and I love how our house looks all dressed up for the celebration of Christ's birth. I sit at my laptop each morning and watch the sun come up through our front window to the other end of the double cul-de-sac. The tree you see above is there to greet me each day and it looks more and more gorgeous as the fall comes and the leaves begin to turn.

This morning I was mesmerized by the colors as the sun rose and lit up this tree. It left me wanting to savor Thanksgiving just a little bit longer. Maybe if we celebrated Christmas earlier in the fall. Then we could have Thanksgiving last and savor all of the blessings that we have in our salvation and the material things we enjoy while here. That would make more sense don't you think?

(For those of you who are still celebrating Christmas in December, Vision Forum is having an excellent sale. You can click on the sale picture a little ways down on my sidebar and see for yourself what quality products they have to offer. Someone on our list is getting some of the Jonathan Park Series this year. Shhh, don't tell!)

1 comment:

Pam said...

I'm jealous that you still have leaves on your trees!

And, by the way, what exactly is a "double" cul-de-sac?