Over the years we have had friends come and go though I think this year we have had an unusual amount of friends leave town. Though this is sad, God is involved in our lives, and He always has other people around to enrich our lives.
This is the first year, in 7-8 years, that the build up for the wet season (very hot and humid) hasn’t brought on bouts of pain for our daughter, Nomi. Her pain is the result of surgery as a baby and though there is no doubt a degree of "outgrowing it" she/we have learnt to manage her health which is such a blessing.
Our children were thankful for their friends, their dog, books. Jess was thankful the time that I take to show her thing, and Josh reminded us that though it was good to be thankful for the good things we should be thankful for the bad too because God is in control!
How true Joshua’s reminder was though in a mixed group of friends we do tend to focus on the good rather than open ourselves up and be vulnerable and share the struggles we have had (we may label them but not share them!). Either way, God has been faithful over the last year, He provides for all our needs – physical, emotional, spiritual and practical. So we thank you Lord!
Oh yes, it is also a Tree Decking Party. The rules are very simple
1. Everyone must hang at least one decoration.
2. I mustn’t change it the next morning!! (So everyone has to do there best to make it look good!)