I’m so excited for tomorrow! Hearing all my coworkers, friends, and family members talk about their preparation for the holiday fills me with anticipation. While I may not have blogged everyday about what I am thankful for, I go to bed tonight with a full heart and a fresh appreciation for all my blessings. I am thankful for my family-both my little family here at home, as well as our extended families. I am thankful that I carry the titles of wife and mom-how blessed I am to have these roles. I am thankful for friends, new and old. I am thankful for our amazing church family. I am thankful for my students and for a job that I find truly enriching. I am thankful for Jesus and His love for me. I wish all of you an amazing holiday with your loved ones-Enjoy your treasured traditions, and embrace a few new activities. Eat well-you can exercise on Friday =)
I leave you with a poem (no I did not write it, and I don’t really remember where I found it…)
‘Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn’t sleep.
I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned-the dark meat and white.
But I fought the temptation with all of my might.
Tossing and turning in anticipation,
The thought of a snack became infatuation.
So I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door.
And gazed at the fridge full of goodies galore.
I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
‘Till all of a sudden I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling floating into the sky
With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie.
But I managed to yell as I soared past the trees
Happy eating to all, pass the cranberries please.
May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump;
May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious, may your pies take the prize-
May your thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs!!
Have a very blessed Thanksgiving!