It never fails to amaze me. One minute there are 4th of July fireworks blasting off in my driveway, and then suddenly it's Thanksgiving. My Gram used to tell me that every year Christmas came faster. As a child I never understood what she meant...Christmas takes forever to arrive when you're a kid.
Now, of course, I not only understand, I live it--and make every effort not to freak out when I turn around and discover it's already time to start decking the halls.
My goal this year is to lower my expectations for the holiday season and instead to focus on growing closer to Jesus, my husband, and my family. And to keep a running mental list of the things for which I'm thankful. Like the fact that our oldest son is finally home from his 3rd tour of Iraq--and that we will be spending Thanksgiving with his beautiful wife and our four grandkids up in Tennessee. We're hoping for a chance to see snow...or at least cooler weather.
Speaking of snow, the WINNER of Billy Coffey's charming book, Snow Day, is Rachel B. Congrats! Please e-mail me your snail mail address so I can send your book!
How about you? Do you feel like the holidays come faster every year? What are you thankful for right now?