Thanksgiving Eve

The day started in 1 Peter, and I’m so glad that it did.

Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead pay them back with a blessing. (3:9)

I would need this reminder later when children were frantically digging snow clothes from bins in the basement and hurling angry accusations my way. I bit my tongue and patiently sorted and helped try on and remembered where I had stashed the gloves.

I’m sorry for yelling and being angry. Thank you for helping me.

The barely audible whisper came to my ears as the final child headed out the door in full winter dress.

The day continued with meeting my grand kitty and spending time with my daughter, child 3. Oh how I have missed having her around. And how we have grown together!

There was sweet-potato making and much-needed napping and perpetual kitchen cleaning.

There was laundry.

Child two came home, and there were lots of littles eager to play media with him.

Child 4’s friend came over for awhile.

I stir-fried.

Around the dinner table we sat with seven of our olive plants.

It seems like our family is getting bigger my husband says to me later.

Ya think?

Of course it is getting bigger! People are growing up. We have a grand kitty. We have a son-in-law. There are lots of voices to hear. Lots of attention to pay.

Child 3 and I go shopping. It is so, so sweet, and I just want to go shopping every day, even though I don’t really buy anything but a Christmas gift or two.

We come home, and she heads out with friends and littles want to watch an episode and I want to write now that my computer is back, and it’s Thanksgiving Eve, and I also want to spend time with the love of my life, so I will close.

I am so blessed. I am so thankful. I am such a mess.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!



6 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Eve

  1. Aunt Marilyn

    Your “mess” sounds like my normal . . . hmmmm. Thankful for who you are! You bring smiles to my face! Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

  2. Sally Stair

    Julie, have a very Happy Thanksgiving with your family. We are going to my daughter’s house today for dinner. My oldest brother has had both knees replaced since the end of September. After the second knee surgery he had to go to rehab. He is still there so my son and I will pick him up and take him to dinner with us and then drop him back off. He gets released on Monday to go home. I have been busy running back and forth to the hospital or the rehab center for the past three weeks checking on him and visiting with him. How is your Stephen Ministry going at your church? I have interviewed a number of care receivers and every Stephen Minister has a care receiver at the moment. Take care, Fondly, Sally

    1. mommypancis Post author

      Sally, my heart soars to read this message from you. Stephen Ministry is going well. I will fill you in, soon. I am off to fix food for the family as we prepare for Thanksgiving. I am thankful for the gift of getting to know you this summer. Many blessings to you and prayers for your brother’s complete recovery. You are a special lady. Big hugs.


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