Holidays and Family

The holidays are right around the corner, which gets me to thinking about family. I miss seeing family regularly but it just seems to multiply during the holidays. I want to share Thanksgiving and Christmas with my parents and my brother or split the holidays between my family and my in-laws.

Thankful for family

We have been away from both families for 20 years now. Oh wow, that just hit me. I didn’t actually realize it was 20 years until I thought about what year we moved to Texas. If someone would have told me when we moved here that we would be here 20 years I would have laughed in their face and refused to believe it.

LAUGHING

God knows my heart on this subject. I have an increasing desire to move close to my parents. I want to be there for them as they are aging. I don’t know how much time we have left together and I don’t want to spend it 700 miles apart. Even worse, we are 1,200 miles from my husband’s family. Moving close to my family would cut these miles in half. Sounds like a win-win to me!

Every moment matters

Right now all I can do is pray about it as my husband and I cannot agree on where to move. We both want to get out of Texas but cannot agree past that.

prayer

I am going to try to add some new activities to our Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations this year. Now that my girls are older it just doesn’t feel the same with just the four of us. So since no other family will be here on these holidays I want to add some things to help make them even more memorable. I will have to make a post about any activities that were a success.