Happy Thursday everyone!
It’s that time of year for reflection, being thankful, giving and remembering the reason for the season. Although, much of that should be done every day.
It’s been a rough year having lost my Dad, but I am so very thankful that I was able to be with him for a couple of days, and as he took his last breath. It was the hardest thing in the world to witness, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I miss him so very much, but I know he’s near. I also am learning (which could take a while to fully accept) that now that I’ve had a hysterectomy I truly never will be a mom or grandmother, and that it’s ok. God had other plans, but that doesn’t necessarily make it any easier. I am grateful however that I have nieces and nephews; and soon to be not one, but two great-nephews.
I’m very thankful that my hubby is gainfully employed, we have been blessed with a roof over our heads, vehicles that run, we’re fairly healthy, we have plenty of clothing, we have enough food and so many other things that many take for granted. Most of all, we have been blessed enough to share with those that are less fortunate and we take every opportunity to do so throughout the year.
I am thankful for the opportunity to go to school to learn more about how I can help others with different natural healing/health modalities. This year I became a Certified Aromatherapist, and it’s so much fun making personal blends!! My hubby has gotten a major new certification for his job this year too, and it was a booger of a test! He hates taking tests, but I’m so proud of him for doing it and doing well!
I’m thankful that even though it can be hard sometimes (because you rarely if ever get to see family or friends), we have gotten to see so very much of this beautiful country of ours because of my hubby’s job. Over the last year we’ve seen 3 states for a lengthy period of time. We have now been in pretty much all of the southern states if you cut the US in half from top to bottom, and a handful of the northern states. Had it not been for the career path my hubby chose, we’d not have gotten to see and do all the things we have these last 12+ years.
And last but most importantly (to me at least). This is the time of year to remember the reason for the season. Christ was born! If you’d like to read about the birth of Christ, here is the King James version, which is what I grew up hearing.
And THIS is my all time favorite Christmas animated show that they rarely show on TV anymore. I cry every time….I hope you’ll watch it an that you’ll love it too!
Here’s the link if the embedded video doesn’t work… http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmq7z3
I’ll leave you here to enjoy the video! Remember as you’re out and about doing all the things that people do at Christmas time to be patient, be kind, be helpful, and spread God’s love wherever you go.
Wishing you a Christmas filled with love and blessings!!! Merry Christmas!!!