It’s the day after Thanksgiving—Black Friday—and as per my last post (/rant), I’m staying home today. No shopping for me. There’s nothing I need or want bad enough to sit in traffic, stand in line, or possibly get trampled. So I’m staying home. Because it’s always a good day when you don’t get trampled. 

Today I’ve been enjoying my family. For me, Thanksgiving is all about family.

I’m thankful that I have a family who loves Jesus. I’m thankful that we can talk about religion and politics..and that  we often stay up late into the night discussing Scripture, theology, and God’s goodness. I’m thankful that my parents, siblings, in-laws, and nieces and nephews are all a big part of who I am. I’m thankful that we can come together and  yell at each other and make fun of each other and be friends and it’s not awkward, strained, or difficult. I’m so thankful that I can call my family my closest friends.

Okay, so that was a little mushy. But I’m okay with that.

Tradition

Now I’m getting ready to watch The Sound of MusicIt’s kind of a Thanksgiving tradition for my mom and me. (I’m not really sure why—it’s not really a holiday movie. But it’s so long that the only time we want to watch it is over the holidays when we have some extra time to do whatever we please!) I’m not one who melts at any and all musicals, but I love this one because of its historical storyline…and who can resist 1.) A young Christopher Plummer in uniform and 2.) Julie Andrews‘ voice!?

So I hope you’re enjoying your family time, too. Whether it’s watching old movies, playing games (why did God make Ping Pong so much more fun than homework?), football in the backyard, or just sitting around gabbing…have fun and enjoy the blessing of friends and family!

One more thanksgiving to offer—thanks to you for reading my blog!

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