Thanksgiving and Expectation…

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Our family did, only life was a little too full to post about it until now! We had dinner here at our home, with family from both sides joining us… and LOTS of good things to eat. (That’s the beauty of inviting all the good cooks in your family!) I wanted to post a short list of things I’m thankful for, and this rainy Monday is just the time to do that…

I’m thankful for my husband and daughters and my son-in-love.

And my grandboys.

And for parents and grandparents
that raised me to love the Lord.

For my home and land.

For the creatures great and small that have lived here.

For a great big huge crazy fun family.

For Christian friends that encourage and edify.

For work and God’s provision.
(A Very Special Thanks to all our customers
who have supported us this year!)

And for my Saviour and the season of Advent
when we celebrate His birth!

Yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent… it sort of snuck up on me this year, since it fell on Thanksgiving weekend! However, even though the Advent wreath isn’t hung, and the candles haven’t been found, and the Christmas trimmings are still in the attic, and the first present hasn’t been wrapped, and all the other fluff and fun we humans have added along the way…

…even though all that…

…the Spirit of Christmas…

…of Expectation… of Hope…

…of Christ-like giving…

…is burning in our hearts.

Come Thou long expected Jesus, Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us; Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation, Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart.

P.S. If you get a chance… head over to American Folk Art!
The new “Holiday Cheer” theme was just updated today!

And keep an eye on our Currently For Sale page
as we add Christmas things!

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