Our Thanksgiving was lovely. We invited friends (a theater professor and his wife, who is an adjunct music professor and their two children) to share our meal with us. We had excellent company, excellent conversation, and above all, excellent food. And 8 pies, because they brought three. Couldn't ask for a better day.
I haven't posted much in the way of gratitudes this month, but that doesn't mean I haven't felt it. I couldn't let November end without expressing it at least a little.
I am amazed at how blessed I am. We have so much, my little family and me.
A home to shelter us.
Food to nourish us.
A car to transport us.
A job to provide for us.
Children to teach us.
The Gospel to sustain us.
Parents to love us.
Friends to enrich us.
And beauty all around to inspire us.
As November closes and we move into the Christmas season, I hope to keep the spirit of gratitude in my heart, especially for my Savior. I hope to instill in my children that same sense of thankfulness for the rich blessings we enjoy daily, so that Christmas remains focused on its true meaning and not gifts and Santa Claus.
This week, I won't be around much as I will be practicing my heart out for Messiah which we will perform Saturday night. I am grateful for the opportunity, because it is yet another thing that will help me to focus on Christ this Christmas.
For Unto Us a Child is Born....