Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thankful Thursday - Christmas edition




This Christmas, I am thankful that two of my sons are home. As I type this, I am watching one of them recline in a chair, and the other snuggle next to him as they watch a movie. They are in front of the tree, totally loving being together. The older flew in today on leave from the Marine Corps, and the youngest has anxiously been waiting for this day since Thanksgiving.

I am also sad because one of the boys is not home.... he is in the Air Force and could not get leave. This is the first Christmas in our family that we have dealt with being spread apart, and I have had to force myself to carry on with the holiday traditions for the sake of my youngest son. Because I really haven't felt like doing it.

But God is gracious, and He is so kind - my heart is full. I am truly thankful.

10 comments:

micey said...

Praying for all your boys to be safe! Merry Christmas!

Denise said...

Praying for God to bless your family with love, peace, and much safety.

Marsha said...

Have a Merry Christmas with your boys!

Grammy said...

He is with you in spirit and God will watch over him. Just set him a place at the table to honor him as if he were home with you. Big hug. Merry Christmas.

Debbie said...

I'm sure it's hard not having all of your family together at this special time. I thank them for serving our country and making that sacrifice. I thank you as their mom. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Bonnie said...

Thank you to both of your sons for their service. I feel the greatest respect for those men and women who sign on that dotted line to protect our freedom. They are cherished in my heart. May you all be blessed today with comfort and peace and wonderful memories for the day. Praying for peace, comfort and safety for your family in 2009!! Blessings.

Cheryl said...

Hope you are having a good day! Sorry all your kids could not be home. You sound like such a loving Mom! Merry Christmas!

Marytes Yothers said...

You have a wonderful family. I will be praying for your boys! I salute them!!!

Rita T. said...

Praying for you...Merry Christmas!

Sweet Blessings said...

My heart goes out to you! My brother is in China and we missed him terribly too! We have all girls over here-is estrogen palace taken-lol! Merry Christmas!
Amanda