Thursday, November 25, 2010

pity party

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…

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~Fabulous Family~

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~Forever Friends~

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! 


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So, you see, the party was short and interrupted by Divine intervention and it’s made all the difference. 

Happy Thanksgiving to All! 

Blessings Y’all!


Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

Glad to hear you made it out of your pity party...been a long time since we had one but they are something you never fully get rid of, they just get further from one another.

E Squared and Mui said...

It's up to us to make the holidays meaningful. Looks like you did just that.

Sue and Doug said...

glad to hear that the'pity party' turned around!!!

Linda Weatherford said...

We Love You!

Dennis and Linda

Rick and Paulette said...

Great blog and terrific idea with all the pics of family and friends. Glad the day turned out well!

Levonne said...

It is incredible how gratitude can shift everything! Glad you had a good Thanksgiving.

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

That's about the nicest thing I've seen in AGES!! Not even kidding!!! You have a big heart Kathy, and I'm sure those employees loved the candy :)

Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest on my blog! I'm glad you were able to read and understand the directions :) YOU get an A+ AND a gold star :) I also see you linked the giveaway!! NICE!!

Rexanna Smith said...

Kathy- God is Good! I still miss you! You are such a beautiful person! Stay safe! Love always, Rexanna

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Kathy,
A great day of Thanks-and Giving...How sweet of you to make gifts...
We are having rain today and its been cold..I have my heater on in my office...
Have a sweet day, and hugs~Elizabeth

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

OMG! I just saw your old house, and fell in love!! What a gorgeous property, and beautiful inside too. Whenever we finally land somewhere, I want it to be JUST LIKE THAT! You guys have great taste :)

Kathy and Robert said...

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments.
Nellie, it was fun playing your Giveaway even though I didn't win! Thanks for the compliments...we loved that property...that's why it was soooooo hard to let it go. When we retire we'll do the primitive thing again. (Did you see it on the Hideaway In The Woods blog?
beachkat327@yahoo.com if you want to email me.)