I’m thankful for…
| Jesus |
This time of year it seems that a lot of people have Jesus, or some form of Christianity on their mind. Whether that is figuring out where they should go spend Christmas Eve, being thankful for the birth of Christ, or just acknowledging that others celebrate it. Even though Jesus wasn’t technically born in December (most scholars pin-point it around the fall), celebrating His life is always important to me.
| Family |
I had so much fun with both sides of my family this Christmas. It amazes me how stark of a contrast each side represents. My mother’s side is loud, hyper, and all over the place & my father’s side is calm, relaxed, and easy going. I love the balance and i love each person. You know the saying “you can’t pick your family”…well even if i could i would still pick them all over again. Sure there is drama and disagreements but i’ve learned so much from each individual and i’m so blessed to call them MY family.
| Health |
While i may not be the most healthy person, i’m reminded of how grateful i am to have my full health. Do i need to spend more time in the gym? Yes. Do i need to eat healthier food and smaller portions? Gosh, yes. Do i need to take medicine every day? No. I’m thankful that God has blessed me with good health within this season of my life, and i am fully aware that it may not last forever. Within my family and circle of friends there are many health problems, and it reminds me how people still find joy daily in the midst of pain. I’m blown away and encouraged by their good nature, loving hearts, and optimistic attitudes above all. So, if you are within a season if health issues, know that a. you’re not alone and b. you can still have joy. As my family always says, don’t let someone or something steal your joy.
| Gifts |
I’m thankful for gifts?
Yes, well humbled really. I’m humbled that i’m able to give gifts to those i love and in return receive a gift. I am definitely the kind of person who loves giving gifts and feels awkward receiving something.
This Christmas i was blown away with some of the things i received.
So to keep a memory for myself (and i guess share with you what i got?) i wanted to post some pictures. Is that weird? I don’t want it to come across as a brag or look what i got and you didn’t because that is mean, and self-centered. I honestly just want to remember what all i received AND show you my nappy morning hair.
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So here are tons of pictures from Christmas Day!
& then my brother grabs my camera…and these pictures happen:
He is skilled i tell ya. Skilled.
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