Turkey

Turkey, table, family, blah blah blah

It is Thanksgiving week. We all know that. We all are under some sort of pressure right now. And if you aren’t…..you are one good woman.  I’m personally balancing a family, a home, and a job and have not done ONE SINGLE THING for Thanksgiving. And….I’m stressed.

Let me add to the stress by telling you that we are completely ditching the normal Thanksgiving scenario for something completely out of character for us.

We are packing up and heading to the beach for a few days. Just us. A mom, a dad, and 3 kids.  No grandparents. No cousins. No aunts and uncles. Nada. Just us.  My stress is having to get us packed and out the door. Your stress might be the house, the table, the food, all the crazy family members. ;)  Regardless, we are covered in some amount of stress right now.  Don’t let the details of the day and week keep you in a stressed out place. Keep the focus on the people in our lives as well as Jesus Christ Himself.

I’ve finally said, OUT LOUD, that it is Thanksgiving. It’s not bringing the President of the United States over for dinner.  I’m going to readjust my sails, sit back, enjoy the scenery, and simply thank God for these people in my life.

Make it simple. Make yourself say it out loud right this second…..

Come on!!! You can do it!!!!  I’m saying it with you…..

“I’m thankful Lord for these people you have so graciously given me.  I’m truly, truly thankful for them.  I’m NOT worrying about the blah blah blah this week. My heart is thankful for the people.”

Sometimes the blah blah blah needs to be tended to and should be tended to, but it’s not worth the stress. Throw it in the trash.

See? That wasn’t so bad! Hang onto it sisters!!! Claim it in Jesus Name!!!

I love y’all. And, I’m thankful for you.

Hugs and blessings,

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  1. I was just saying the same thing to a co-worker a few moments ago! When did we make the holidays so stressful. Let’s just enjoy being together and if need be….just tell everyone to go home and spend the day with their immediate family! When is the last time we really did that? Okay…I’m off to cook!

  2. Fran, have I told you that I love you girl?! Keep it real always! I like that about you! Enjoy your family time at the beach! Keeping JESUS and the love of our Heavenly Father as our focus over here. We have family coming tomorrow for a week and more family right behind them for a week so I’m preparing TWO Thanksgiving dinners one this week and the end of next week and I already let everyone know that I will not be stressed only blessed. Whatever is not ‘just right’ it’s ok because JESUS is just right! Thanksgiving for me is about HIM and our family and that’s it. The other blah blah blah can take care of itself. Love you girl!

  3. Yay! The Man and I keep talking about do that…heading to the beach for Thanksgiving. One day we will totally do it. We always go to the Outer Banks for summer vacation and we know (because we have checked) that a lot of restaurants stay open thru the end of November. So going to do it one day!

    Yes, I’ve been stressed. I wish I could say that this is the first year I’ve been stressed and it’s only because on top of everything else I have to do for Thanksgiving meal at my house (both the mom and mom-in-law have turned over the holiday duties to me) I have been taking care of the non-mobile daughter. Sadly, I’m just as stressed every other year.

    But all my kids are home and I’m determined to enjoy it and make sure everyone else enjoys it too.

    Or else ;)

    Love ya.

    Sooz

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