Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Holiday of Gratefulness

I love November. Thanksgiving is absolutely my favorite holiday all year long. I love it because it is about thanking God for our many blessings. It is a time to gather with family to reconnect and laugh and love.

I have so much to be thankful for, and so many reasons to celebrate this wonderful life.

It will be hard on our hearts this year. I am cooking a turkey for Nate's family this weekend. So many times I have wanted to call mom in the last few days just so that she could laugh at me trying to cook. I am determined to enjoy this holiday as that is what she would desire for me. Her love and her life is to precious to be the constant reason for tears.

As I prepare for our first guests of the season to arrive tonight I am really making every effort to be "in the mood" for celebrating life. Just like the title of this blog, "Choosing To Live A Great Life," every situation is a choice. I can choose to be sad and have difficult holidays, or I can choose to celebrate the blessings that are here and now. I'm not blind to the fact that there will be piercing memories and shocking waves of grief, but it is my choice to make those the rare moments rather than the entirity of the holiday.

So, with that, I am off to put away groceries, turn on the music and wait for my nieces, nephews and wonderful family to arrive.

Life is not fair, but God is SOOOOOOOO Good!

1 comment:

  1. Rachelle,
    You do my heart good to read your blogs. God is using you AND your mom to touch so many...He is at work still using her awesome is that. Happy Thanksgiving and sending love your way Debbie Starr