A Cranberry Thanksgiving
We made this delicious whole-berry cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving this year. Simple, and such a fun treat! Cranberry sauce was always my favorite as a child. The bright red color and the tangy sweetness were irresistible! :) Cranberry Thanksgiving came to mind this week, and I'll have to find it at the library to read to the kids. I have such good memories of that book from childhood, as well! :)
I love it when November comes, and so many of my friends and acquaintances write or talk about all the things they're thankful for! :)
This month, I've composed (in my head) many such posts of my own during the day's happy moments. I wasn't able to sit down and actually share them here, though, and I've neglected to be thankful for THAT.
It's easy to be thankful for warm rays of sunshine, mugs of hot chai, white falling snow, or a baby's sweet laughter. Thankfulness even when the day slips away with "update blog" yet undone, as it has happened practically all month, and last month as well? :)
I know you'll forgive me for the lack of inspiration around here lately, and I appreciate that. My many good intentions have continued to slip through the cracks as I've struggled with balancing children and housework. I've struggled (but mostly SNUGGLED!!) with a baby who loves to sleep and nap ONLY in my arms. I've struggled with simply refusing to sit down and try to blog one-handed while holding a sleepy nursling, choosing instead to just take a nap with him, and then feeling guilty of laziness because I wasn't tired -- I was just tired of trying to get him to nap! I've struggled with fears (some real, some probably imaginary) and defeat. I'm realizing again (and again) that I am nothing without Yeshua.
I'm thankful for Joshua's guidance, understanding, and patience with my weaknesses. So many, MANY days he has stepped in to share the load of work that I would normally have taken care of while he was away at work. He hasn't complained, and yet continues to thank me for, well, I guess just for being me! And that's a really awesome, encouraging, NEEDED thing sometimes. :)
I feel like this has been an aimless blog entry... so I'll summarize. I've been mildly overwhelmed and weary for months. I hope and pray that I am on the road to recovery, with God's help. Pray for me if you will.