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Wow….how time flies!!!  So much going on in our busy lives that we forget to take the time to just reflect…..I’m guilty, I’ll admit it!  I do have a good reason though! It’s called……MY LIFE!!!!!  Whew….what a couple of weeks it has been!  First, my sweet daughter had a HUGE birthday….we had to celebrate in our very own style, of course….

She was so excited to just have a family dinner and a little Surprise Ice Cream Party with a few friends!!!!  At this party, I saw sweet, loving teenagers that have brightened my sweet girl’s life so very much.  Not just that night, but on a daily basis….they are lifelong friends…for the most part and have been a big part of her life since Kindergarten!  There are still people who value the heart of a person rather than their status or abilities!!!  Their presence at ABW’s surprise party was greatly appreciated!

Then came….Family Thanksgiving Dinner #1…..what a great day!  Four siblings were able to come together with their own loved ones to celebrate the Thankfulness that we share as a family!
Sweet cousins…..

Parents of the previous sweet cousins…..Ralph of EMW and Koda of Bella….

all of the youngest cousins….from 5 of the oldest cousins…..WHEW….it gets a little confusing at times!!! What a large and generational family this is….So Thankful!!!
Sweet sister-in-laws….catching up, talking game…..ha, ha!
The reason for the celebration….what a legacy….what memories….we are making them everyday!!!! So “Thankful” for all of the family in these photos and all of the family that are not in these photos!  I am writing this entry and thinking at the same time what a great family I have on both sides….So “Thankful” for the true love of all, that makes a family work in one accord and be an example of the “True Love” that we should all possess!  We are not all perfect, but, in God’s eyes, we are….mistakes and all….He forgives us and  loves us just the same.  Not ONE person is above His divine love and mercy….so why shouldn’t we all be striving to have that same acceptance of one another, as He does…..some of us try, some of us don’t, some of us give, some of us won’t, but….. we are FAMILY!!!!  Thankful for it:)
Then came….Family Thanksgiving Dinner #2…..what a great day!!!! Great food, great company….great ending!!!  So “Thankful” for each HARVEST that this year brought to my family….so many, I can’t count! The Harvest of love, the Harvest of growth….in business and in our personal and spiritual lives…..the Harvest of guidance and friendship, health and maturity….what a Thanksgiving this year has been!!!

Psalms 95: 1-6 

“O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms.
For the LORD is a Great God, and a Great King above all gods.
In His hands are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is His also.
The sea is His, and He made it: and His hands formed the dry land.
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.”

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