Written by Sue, Wednesday,Nov.23, 2011 cloudy, cool, but still a beautiful fall day!
Hello Everyone, a very Happy Thanksgiving Blessing to all!!
This year is more special to our family than ever, we are so thankful that our mother survived a car accident last Thursday. She was on her way to an appointment, when a guy using a cell phone rear ended her car. Folks, please do not drive and use a cell phone.... We are now not talking with our children while they are on their phone while driving!
Mother decorates for Christmas early, my Dad once told her that she didn't give Thanksgiving a chance. Her reply was, "Oh but I do, I am "Thankful for Christmas' ~smile~
Always football they are watching, they are Panthers fans! The Panthers lost!
This is called a "Just Wonderful" cake, and I want you to know it is just wonderful!~yum~
Getting every thing ready....
Do you see that lady in red standing over her family? What a remarkable lady she is, after having an accident three days before that totaled her car, she was now serving her family a big dinner. Two days after her accident I called her at 6:30 in the morning, (I knew she would be up lol), and she told me she had been up since 4 a.m. and had already baked two cakes, and vacuumed her upstairs.
There was much reflection and a lot of "Thanks" around out table Sunday.
My sister Mary, Mother, and Moi... Mary and I have always been friends, we double dated in high school, shared our clothes, makeup, not to mention all the secrets we have shared, throughout our lives, we always pick up where we left off, that's one way I measure true friendship!
This month has been one of a lot of soul searching for me since joining the Giving of Thanks Challenge. I have always thought of myself as a thankful person, but this challenge has caused me to become more aware of my many blessings given to me each day by my heavenly Father. Something as simple as a song bird singing as I walk each day, finishing a job, and realizing that I could not have completed it with God's help. Most of all knowing that God is protecting my loved ones!
I kept a list, but had not posted them on my sidebar, because until today, I dared not touch my computer. For almost two weeks I haven't even gone near it, not that I didn't want to, but I knew if I opened it up I would be on it for hours, so I chose to put it away, as I was on a mission, plus we have had the most spectacular autumn, yesterday it hit 80 degrees, and I enjoyed and savored every moment, Today is a different story. ~LOL~
What mission you might ask, ( I get easily sidetracked),... it was to clean my home from top to bottom, dry my herbs, do some baking..... mission was completed Saturday at 4 p.m. Oh! I heard the computer calling my name over and over, but resisted. I thought of everyone, and wondered what you were doing, I also prayed for specific ones who had asked for prayer....
Now that the farmhouse is all spic and span, let the decorating begin. ~Smile~