Three things that make the holiday special were in abundance: family, friends and food.
I couldn't have had a more grateful heart on that day. I had prayed for a special day with lots of laughter and God granted that request.
The sweet littles enjoyed having a table they could write all over:)
The sister and my brother in law. Who is now a pastor might I add:)
Hubs and I. Very very grateful for him doesn't even come close.
Little Miss and I.
I did not get one picture of my mama:( She is responsible for a lot of this wonderful spread.
Oh my. Our games were FUN!
They take these games SERIOUS.
Ping Pong fun for Jaquel and Season
Some sassiness. Just because.
There's not enough words to write about how grateful my heart is for all the wonderful things the Lord has done for us in 2014.
It was last year about this time that we started looking to serve. And not just once a year with a check. I mean really investing some time into people and making a difference all year long.
So having Marty, Damarius and Jaquel in our home on Thanksgiving was really just a beautiful reminder of how the Lord has grown us in that way this year.
I'm thankful for my husband and my children. I'm thankful for the kids little school. I'm thankful for their teachers and just the whole feeling of the Holy Spirit in that place. It warms my heart to think my babies are fortunate enough to see God's word lived out every day while they go to school.
Most of all though-I'm grateful for the work God is doing on me and in my character. I can never expect my family to grow if I'm not trying to stretch and grow myself. God really began dealing with my heart in September and putting my own self under the microscope. Finding things you don't really like about yourself is never easy to admit or to change. But I'm doing the best I can. And with God's help I will march into 2015 a better woman because of Him. I never want to quit letting Him work on me. I'm as good as dead if that ever happens.
Happy Thanksgiving yall! I hope this season finds you basking in the goodness of our Savior with a grateful and merry heart!