We really enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving and one of the things we were especially thankful for was Erich and Stacy being able to visit. Erich is Diane's oldest brother and a dear friend. Later on, her mom and dad and other siblings joined us around the fire for a lovely time of fellowship. We hung out by the fire and talked until it was dark, rain or no rain, while the kids and dog ran around the yard.
We continued our tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving on Friday and enjoying all the Thursday goings on without the pressure to cook and eat in between football and parade and what not. This gave us the chance to visit a good friend who had to work on Thanksgiving. It was a fun time getting out with the kids and going on an adventure!
This verse really griped my heart the other day while I was meditating and watching a beautiful video on YouTube. As the scene changed to a river flowing between two snowy banks in the woods, I felt the Lord calling me to actually send my cares to him down the river. It was so healing to not just say the verse and smile but to try and do the hard work of actually casting my cares, one by one on him. It has left me feeling much lighter and is a good reminder that I'm not supposed to carry these things alone - he wants my burdens!
Love you all so much!