I hope everyone had such a fabulous Thanksgiving!
Here is a little recap because I love Thanksgiving, the holidays, and my family!
One point my dad shared that made the day special was how family is Gospel Reenactment. I love that phrase. His point was how we all belong in a family; we are always tied to that family, not because of anything we do, say, or succeed in, but simply because it is your family.
That is Gospel Reenactment because that is what Jesus is. He came for you and died on the cross for you, not because it is deserved, but because we belong to Him.
That is the goal: to live out our lives reenacting the Gospel and loving others. Not because of anything conditional, but because we should love and live as Jesus did.
To recap our day:
My family and I have so many holiday traditions including a full day of thanksgiving feasts: breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Because of our full plates all day, my siblings and I added a new tradition that we very special to us.
The Boulevard Bolt is a Nashville event to raise money for the homeless community in Nashville. It is a 5 mile run down Belle Meade Blvd. Not only is this event for a great cause, but it is also largely attended by people that my siblings and I grew up with through elementary, middle, and high school.
It was really special seeing people that I hadn’t seen in a long time all back in Nashville. There was a quick catch up and a quick happy thanksgiving that left me feeling so fulfilled!
Shoutout to everyone I saw that morning running! What a special friend I have in you!
By 8 AM, I was already feeling so much love and thankfulness, which started the day with a happy heart. Then we feasted!
We had breakfast with my mom’s side of the family, lunch with my dad’s side of the family, and then dinner again with my mom’s side. It was such a full and special day!
Candids from Breakfast courtesy of my cousin Will:
Lunch with my dad’s side included seeing this cutie: John Samuel
Black Friday was a day shopping with my girlie cousins and mom and aunts, and that evening is always a tradition at my nannie’s (my dad’s mom’s house) where we all decorate her Christmas tree!
Then I had to work on Saturday and Sunday after thanksgiving, which was hard because of some other traditions I had to miss like all the cousins watching football galore on Saturdays!
It was still special to be there for my patients at work, and even though it is work for me, it is not lost on me that God has me there for a specific reason. God makes those divine appointments that allows for His work through me in the hearts of my patients that have healing effects.
It was a great Thanksgiving celebration this year, and now being full swing in December, I have my Santa hat already on. Bring on everything Christmas, and thank you Jesus for entering our broken world.
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!