Last Wednesday when my dad and stepmom arrived from Seattle to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with us, I was blessed with an unexpected present--a hand-crocheted Christmas tree skirt to grace the floor beneath our tree--isn't it beautiful? Makes me just a little impatient to go pick out a tree...
Of course it'll be another week or so before we venture out to pick out our tree. But with the first day of Advent coming up this Sunday and St. Nicholas Day on the 6th, the Christmas season is surely upon us. In fact, the kids pulled out our Christmas cd's yesterday morning...there's nothing like a little old (really old) Amy Grant and some music from The Charlie Brown Christmas to put us in the Christmas mood. :)
Thankful? Why yes I am. Thankful for creative hands that transform an abundance of colorful yarn into something purposefully beautiful. Thankful for four days with loved ones. Thankful for a turkey that roasted up perfectly. Thankful for our best holiday bazaar yet (!!!). Thankful for a delicious turkey soup for dinner this evening (and the last of the leftovers -- Amen!). And thankful that the Advent season is almost upon us; what an awesome joy it is to contemplate that our God became man, dwelt among us, and saved us by His most amazing grace. So thankful.
Counting my blessings one by one and giving thanks for all the Lord is doing in my life -- for the grace and mercy He extends to this imperfect lump of clay. How about you? What are you thankful for today?
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