My little pity party began when I realized I would not see my family this Thanksgiving.
Robert was scheduled to work, Mom and Dad are in Kentucky,
Danielle is in Florida, and Josh is in Missouri with his father’s family.
….I’m in a tiny hotel room in California! Sigh~
~Cue the spotlight~
Then, like a light from heaven, I saw reality.
A slide show of blessings began to play…
and this is just a sampling of them :)
I also saw the church I was baptized in, beautiful homes I’d lived in, weekend trips to the lake, healthy newborns, miraculous life-savings, quick surgery recoveries, unbelievable sales of homes, friends who call at just the right times, an inspirational blog …sunsets.
I was reminded of times God provided work and necessities,
and times He blessed us with more than we ever dreamed.
Quickly refocusing on my blessings, Robert arrived home sharing that he had Thursday off
Can anyone say, “YAY?”
So I cooked a delightful breakfast for us, then instead of going out for a traditional meal, we devoured our lunch inside our warm, little hotel room. Relaxing, sharing the day together, blended with family phone calls filled our day. In the spirit if giving, I made the hotel employees some personalized candy. They have taken such good care of us and I wanted to show them how much they were appreciated. So, the housekeepers, front office personnel, and maintenance men were thrilled seeing their names on their candy!
So, you see, the party was short and interrupted by Divine intervention and it’s made all the difference.
Happy Thanksgiving to All!