The kids had a whole week off for Thanksgiving. They were super excited to hang out with mom. I am thankful that they are delighted to be with me. I wonder how it will be as they get older. But when your 11, and 9 year olds want to really spend time with you, that is a blessing.
I love having them home. I miss them during the school days and I'm so blessed to be able to stay home with them. Thank you God. Thank you husband Charles.
We had such a nice and calm time together. They enjoyed my meals and also they helped with the cooking. They didn't balk about the chores and we just enjoyed the time together. There was music, dancing, laughter, fun!
Now if only they could not bicker so much at each other :)
On the day before Thanksgiving, there was a knock at my door. I went out and this man was there delivering a huge box of Thanksgiving meal products.
Someone was calling from my daughter's school about my name on a list to receive a Thanksgiving basket. I didn't return the call, so I was shocked to see the person on my doorway.
I asked if he could take it back and give to someone else who would use the basket much better than I would. I had already bought a turkey breast, and baked what I needed for my little family.
He shied away from accepting the responsibility to find someone else in need. And tried to convince me that I could use it.
I took the basket, went to my moms group to offer it to a family. It was the day before Thanksgiving, so I was willing to deliver it that day.
I couldn't find anyone fast enough, so I called the number that the delivery guy had left. Turned out it was not a good number. So I called the number that was calling my home for the past couple days about the basket, and I asked them to find someone to receive it.
Awhile later, the same guy came to pick up the basket again. I was relieved! I hope someone was able to get it on time.
I asked why was my name on this list and they explained what the church was doing, by delivering the Thanksgiving basket to families who might have been flooded out, because the school was assuming the parents of all or most of their students had been flooded out and would need care this Thanksgiving.
I applaud the church. This is what we do for people.
But even though I didn't have a full turkey or all the trimmings, I had what I needed and figured someone else could use the items more than we did.
Way to go One Church - formerly Hope Alive.
But I did promise to get my kids a normal turkey when they went on sale , so they could have a drumstick :)
It was a very good week with my little loves. I"m so thankful to be alive with them.
And my husband called. I hoped he was home too to share in the family time.
I hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
*What if you didn't crave carbs and junk?
*What if your body was burning fat while you're eating your delicious holiday meal?
*What if you could indulge a little without the guilt or weight gain?
*What if you could actually LOSE weight through the holidays while feeling less stressed and having more energy?
Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure