We are now in a transition time of our calendar year. The time of year that falls between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The same time every year and yet it is a“Time” when we all become crazy busy and yet find time to have an amazing wonderful time with family and friends.
Yesterday was Thanksgiving and we had a delightful day with our
entire family. Our daughter and her family entertained us just perfect. The weather was amazingly nice and our entire family of “16” was enjoying their time together. I am so Thankful for my husband, Nolan, and what he does to make my day better. Today he will continue to make our home festive for Christmas. We will dine with friends this evening. A perfect day planned.
As the day transitions from darkness to light, a lot of people are likely finishing or beginning their Christmas shopping in the frenzy of “Black Friday”. Last evening we enjoyed a few left over dinner treats for our supper, a wonderful Hallmark Christmas movie and then I spent a few hours at the sewing machine. (That activity usually starts and/or ends my day.) The day couldn’t have been better. It is still dark out and I am enjoying a cup of coffee and writing this Blog.
The next transition is writing this Blog. I would have never believed that I would be writing a Blog every week. That all changed when my book “All the Steps I Have Taken” became a part of my life on August 7, 2012. The content of the book is my life but learning all that I have learned over the last year was not. I could manage some tasks on the computer by managing my career as a dental assistant. I was able to balance my check book, and I could type things for church but that was it. I keep in touch with family and friends on FB. I am finding a lot of polio survivors on Twitter and I get to tell a little piece about me each week.
Transitions are life changing. At this time of day my father is being cared for by our daughter and my sister. The care shifts change daily as our family meets each of their daily obligations, but always loved ones are with the person we love. I will be picking up his Great-grandchildren later this morning and going to see “Grandpa”. What will tomorrow bring? That transition is still in God’s hands. We don’t know what each tomorrow will bring. “God, only in your love can I learn the balance of choosing wisely by investing myself fully.”