Friday, November 25, 2005
From Thanksgiving to Black Friday
Our Thanksgiving turned out to be a really good one. We slept in, then gathered up things and went into the deer camp. It was quiet, peaceful, beautiful, almost perfect temperature! We got the fire going, put a picnic ham on to boil. I cut up potatoes and made tator soup. Had brought fruit salad me and Bug made together at the house Wednesday evening. Warmed up some green beans. And Bubba fried up the tenderloin out of the 8-point buck he got last weekend.
We all gathered around the picnic table after dark, gave thanks and ate until we were stuffed. We relaxed together around the fire. I came home for the night. Bug started to, but then decided to stay with the guys. (She told me she was most thankful for Bubba. What a way to warm a Mama's heart!)
The family spent today in at the camp. I spent the day in bed. (Believe me, you don't want to know!) The guys brought my little Bug out this afternoon and fed all the livestock here. They went back in. So I guess you could say this was a girls' night.
I can't begin to describe how thankful I am for God's love, His creation, His salvation, my family, my home and all that goes with it. But I think as I grow older I appreciate more and more the intangibles.....peace, joy, comfort, inner-strength. These are the things my own prayers of thanksgiving have centered around. I hope that everyone would be blessed in this way!
As a nation, we spent yesterday attempting to honor God. Then I sign on the Internet today, and see people fighting over things as they shop with an eye toward Christmas. We just finished one holiday dedicated to God. They are supposedly preparing for the next holiday to honor God...and this is how they behave?!
Retailers refer to it as Black Friday, because this begins the season that can put their books in the black even if they have run in the red all year. Am I the only one who sees the irony in the name and the behavior..."Black"?!
(Black: Death, evil. Dark, unseemly. )