Wednesday, November 22, 2006

a full corazon

My heart is so full tonight and I wanted to share why. My family is growing and changing. A difficult but inevitable part of that is the change in how we celebrate holidays. This Thanksgiving we will all be in different houses, eating different turkeys, and that is hard for this girl! I am the last single person, and therefore the only one without a family to go to while the others are with their spouses' families. I was a little worried that the big day would be depressing, but I think it is going to work out just fine. Here's why...

I am going to spend the day with a very dear friend of mine, Erin, and her family. She is married and has two young children and the last six months they have taken me in and made me a part of their family. In fact, I spend at least one day a week with them, even though they live 40 minutes away! So when I told her my family wasn't doing anything, she said I must go with them. So, tomorrow I will join them and two other families to eat and play, and I couldn't be more excited!

Just this morning I was thinking how much I will miss the whole process of Thanksgiving. Even though I have a place to go, I won't get to be a part of the cooking and the fun anticipation I remember so much from being a kid. A little bit later Erin called to say she was going to bake pies and cook as much as she could ahead of time today and she wanted me to come spend the day with them while they did it! It was an answer to my hearts longings! So I got to spend hours today laughing, baking, cooking, making messes and watching squirrels get shot. My heart is so full!!

Monday, November 20, 2006


It has been a while! I feel like I have been learning so much the last few days and weeks and it's almost been overwhelming. I want to share everything I am learning (mostly because I have a teachers heart and things tend to sink in once I've "taught" them to someone else) but I need to process through it all a little more.

In the meantime I want to share some things I am thankful for today:

sleeping in
cider scented candles
a clean house (and the process of cleaning it - which I love)
baking for Thanksgiving
an egg sandwich
Christmas decorations
dreaming in Spanish
checking the mail
new, good music