Do you know how you can just see the hand of God in something so strongly? I have seen this in the past couple of days and our Father is just so good.
A few days ago I was voicing to my friend that AGAIN my family was not going to be in the same place at the same time for Thanksgiving and I was really upset about it. This is, by far, my favorite holiday. We made a rule years ago that we would always be together for this one occasion and since then it hasn’t happened. Someone was not in the mix for this reason or another. I love being with my parents, my sisters, the brother inlaw’s and I think most of all watching ALL the cousins be together. I love eating together. This is one holiday that there is no set agenda and is so relaxing. But, as my friend pointed out to me, “I have been saying the same thing for years now and I need to accept that we aren’t able to be together so this is the new norm and I need to stop looking back and look forward to what is yet to come.” And she, in all her wisdom, was right.
This year my sis Jenay and my family were going to be together.We expected that Niece Lashae and husband were going to be able to be there. We got word on Monday that is was not going to be the case for her and husband Chaney for he could not get off of work. Ohhhhhh, Lashae was upset, her sis Chars was so upset they spent a day praying and fasting so that God would make sure they could be together. I didn’t know that part when I was hearing all of this and decided to call Jim in Palm Springs where he is working and asked him if maybe instead of a 5 hour drive to Oregon to see Jenay we would all go on an adventure to Montana, 10 hour drive, to go right to Lashae’s house!!! He agreed. This was a big deal, for he hadn’t been home for a couple of weeks now.He was not only going to get to miss coming home, but go right from a plane to a 10 hour drive! He said he didn’t like all the tears, it sounded to him like we had to go. I called Jenay and to her surprise and the by the next morning the plan was we were going to MONTANA!!!
It was a great trip. I hate long car rides, HATE it….but we did quite well and we did have fun. We ate, we played games, we played in the snow, the boys hunted, cousins that live there came by so we got to see them too. The best part again, is watching those kids play together, young and old. I love it all!
It wasn’t the same but different was special and good all the same. I love that niece of mine and so glad we got to spend time with her.
LASHAE BOWEN, oops, eating a little snow!
Can I get enough of this? NO!
Jordan is all smiles!
Oh my goodness, look how we are cracking each other up! Maezie, she is so darling….
watching a movie together…..
Out feeding the cows….
My big kid, isn’t he handsome here?
This is what we saw, he was soooo close!
Off to the slope!
Playing games with his favorite cuz of all, Chars….
Do you want to eat this face or what?
Sister and me…..
I am one blessed girl.
I have family.
I have a husband who is willing
I have a car that can get us across the miles
I have food to cook and eat.
I have people who want to be around and near me and my family
I have a husband who works hard for our living
I have a home that I love
I have friendships that bless me
I miss those family members who wanted us to be together but because of circumstances couldn’t
I have Jesus
I am loved….