Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Hey Ya'll    How was your Thanksgiving??

Mine was very nice! Both my mother and father drove to Louisville so they could have a Thanksgiving Dinner with my sister and I!!

Its very encouraging that they are willing to make the drive!! It makes it a lot easier for me to be here!!

I did have to work Thanksgiving Day but we were able to fit them in amongst my days off!!

Family is so important to me!!! I love just being able to see my parents an being able to sit down and celebrate this holiday together!!! Nothing like it!!

As my father was here in Louisville he started to ask us what we would like for Christmas this year! He gave us a limit on how much he would spend!

Since my family is small with just Alyssa & I we only needed or more like wanted a few small things!

My sisters family is much bigger 3x bigger to be exact!! Obviously they will be getting more things!

I found myself getting mad well not really mad I guess just jealous because they were going to be getting more money spent on them and getting more valuable things than I was! Well not really valuable money wise but better things they wanted more "experince" things as I just wanted "things"

At one point my sister was apologizing to me because she could tell that I was upset!!

That really smacked me back down to reality.......why was I getting so upset!!!

Thanksgiving is a day to give Thanks!! Christmas is a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!!

He died for our sins...he is the reason we are all here today!!

How is it that I am getting so caught up with "Things"   Am I really that selfish?!?

I am making this Christmas Season about more than just gifts and presents I want to make this holiday special for Alyssa & I!!

I dont want Alyssa to grow up thinking that she will be getting lots of gifts and toys because its Christmas I want her to know the true meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate it!! Why is family is so important? Why do we give thanks? What are we thankful for?

I am truly blessed for what I have and who is around me and I want my daughter to be just as lucky as I have been!!!


  1. I love this and I love how God is shaping your heart!!

  2. Me too Ashley!! I am loving the new me! So refreshing :)