Fall planning 

Fall planning 

I’m an terrible blogger. I get ideas for my blog and never follow through. Perhaps my creativity is forever stifled, or I may be a bit depressed. Fall is here, and it’s quite beautiful. I love the seasons in the Midwest, that’s partly why we moved here from Florida. However, I already know it’s not the weather that has me feeling blue. It’s the huge hole that is/will be here during the holidays. Seth is gone. Everyday I cry for him. I know it’s normal and it’s only been five months. But it hurts like hell. 

I won’t be downtrodden or anything around my kids, because they are hurting to but still need the peace of Christmas and the positivity of the New Year. 

We are preparing for Thanksgiving, my second favorite holiday. I bought this big guy yesterday:

He’s about twenty five pounds. I’m hoping he will give us leftovers, because with eight people feasting like mad, it tends to leave nothing behind. 

I am humbled to report that my husband cooks our turkeys and has since we first were married.  I help with side dishes and clean up. I am hoping to make green bean casserole for the first time ever! Also, I plan on making a homemade apple pie or two. Wish me luck! 

I have been praying about some major decisions in my life. Things that are serious and very past due need to be acted upon. I’m asking for your prayers for strength and resilience. Sometimes taking that first step takes months, even years. I have to learn to trust God all the time. Thank you!

What are your holiday plans this year? Travel? Cooking? Please share them with me. 

Thank you for staying around to read me, and for your patience. Please see my newest article for Catholic Stand here: http://www.catholicstand.com/interview-myra-johnson-sweetest-rain/

God bless you!


3 thoughts on “Fall planning 

  1. I love Thanksgiving too! Love all the cooking and pie-baking and all of that! We’re traveling this year, and my 19-year-old daughter is sad, because last year we were here and she made the turkey all by herself. I told her we’d choose another day for her to make a turkey dinner here.


  2. Praying for you, Karen. I’m so sorry about your nephew. As for Thanksgiving, we haven’t really talked about it yet but I assume I’ll be cooking because that’s how it usually goes. Now and again we go out to a hotel that serves an amazing buffet. I love when we do that but the kids want me to cook. One of our boys is coming in from Notre Dame for the week. He did not get to come home for Thanksgiving last year, so I will cook this year for him.


  3. I think it’s great you’re acknowledging the pain. It’s okay for us not to be alright, not to be 100%. But it’s best when we say it out loud and recognize that’s where we are. I just moved out of state from my family and so I know this holiday season will be rough. I’ll be praying for you!


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