I have to admit, I am just staying away from the News and other accounts of events in our nation, instead I want to focus on being Thankful. When I started blogging I was part of many who did thankfulness post during November. November this year has already been historic and I have been swept up in the business of this time of year. Before the month ends, I want to be still and thankful.
November for our family doesn't only mean Thanksgiving, it means celebration of life. There are four birthdays in November.
Our daughter-in -law celebrates her birthday first. She entered our world our son's senior year of high school. They met again, after earlier meetings years before, at the home school prom. From that night on they were never separate. She came from a female dominated world into our male dominated world. Almost fifteen years later, eleven years of marriage and three boys, I can say it has been a joy to see this young lady go from a teenager to the wife and mom she is today.
David age 3 - big brother to the twins, Elliott and Thomas, or as he calls them "THE BOYS!"
Our second round of joy is our grandsons born two days apart. David born first to our only daughter and her husband in their first year of marriage. Maverick born next to our son and his wife, after years of infertility. They turn 3 this week and this Grand mommy's heart is overflowing.
I was trying to find a good picture of MY FIRST BORN, and realized this is why I don't have any...he will never let me get a good one!!! I will remind him of this when his boys are being silly in family photos. My FIRST Born..............and no, I am not old enough to have a son age 33!! LOL
Not to be left out. Our first born will celebrate his birthday on Monday, just like he did 33 years ago, entering our life on a Monday. First born....that about says it all. He was our first full term, here on earth child, after two miscarriages. As all mother's know, you are forever changed. Children (biological or adopted) change you and your world and being thankful doesn't say it all. He is a wonderful son, husband and Dad of three of my grandsons. He built a business beyond anything his mother could have imagined and still amazes me with his accomplishments. Right now I am having the complete joy of working with him on some of his jobs. I get to do the fun part....pick out decor for homes.
Before our family fills in our sheets of the many blessings from this year, we celebrate the lives of these four. The decorations are up....my heart overflows as I recall God's faithfulness. In the middle of all the events on social media and TV, I recall the one who holds it all in His hands. In the middle of employment uncertainty in the new year, I recall He has never left us. In the middle of those who protest by not standing for our anthem, I bow to a God whose shoulders our government sets, and thank Him for our Nation.
May you all be blessed this Thanksgiving as you also recall the wonder of this past year, both the joys and the tears, knowing that God still reigns.