I haven't been as faithful to post each day this month. It just happened to be a month that I found myself unable to get to a computer and communicate all the many blessings the Lord bestowed upon me.
I didn't really know what Thanksgiving would look like this year after the home going of my Mama to her eternal home. There is just something about your mother not being somewhere on this earth and your inability to communicate with her that is just odd.
Since I often decorate for Christmas on the weekend after Thanksgiving, I began to wonder if I had been caught up in the decorations, the wrappings, the shopping and the baking more than emphasizing the true meaning of Christmas. Thus I pondered how many of the multitude of containers in our attic should surface this year.
But I have to admit, my children and grandchildren turned it all around for me Thanksgiving weekend. My house was full with laughter, conversation, decorating, playing games, and this year for the first time in many we rode out to a tree farm and selected a real, live tree for the family room! It was simply an amazing weekend filled with so many memorable moments they could not all be captured on our phones.
So I close out this month of giving thanks by thanking my family, my Lord and Savior and my sweet Mama, who taught me all about the journey in life and how important it is to have fun and let every single day count and to thank God for every breath. I hope you enjoy our weekend photos!
Judith "Cookie" White is the founder of The Sounding Board Ministry. She is the author of two devotional books which are available on this site.