Last week I spent 4 days in Georgia and this week I'm in California for 4 days. Next week, I'll be back east in Massachusetts for 4 days, I'll then in Missouri for two days (actually, not even quite that long) and then I'll be back in California for 2 days.
In between each trip, I'll be home in Texas for a day or two, maybe three depending on the week. Each place is great as each state is beautiful, the people I encounter are kind and so easy to work with... or, in the case of the trip to Missouri I get to spend time with family that I don't see nearly as often as I would prefer.
However, what has stood out to me the most is that, whether I am east or I am west or I am right in the middle of the country, Home is Best. And, I don't mean the state of Texas when I say that. Oh, yes... there are many things about Texas that I love. But, when I say "HOME" I mean the home I have with my husband and children.
God has truly blessed me with the family he has given to me. I couldn't ask for more. I have always felt so blessed to have the parents, sisters, extended family that God gave me. Since I got married almost 14 years ago (our anniversay is next week!) God has shown me even more in the way of family blessings.
He has given me a husband that is so kind and loving. Regardless of what I might say or do... his love is unconditional. He supports me in all that I do and follows that with helping me in any way that he can. He loves our children dearly and is involved in every aspect of their lives. I don't travel for work too often, but when I do as I have lately, he takes care of everything back home without a worry or a complaint. I certainly miss them all when I'm gone, but I don't have to worry. I know he's got it all under control.
God has given two of the most absolutely adorable, fun-filled, sweet kids ever (I know, I know.. all Moms say that, but I REALLY mean it!.. smile).
Josh is my almost always positive child, who is easily excitable with the type of excitement that is just impossible to keep inside and hide from anyone. Such a joy... it is hard to be down when this kid is up!
Abby, my sweet and giving and easy to laugh little girl. She tells us she loves us at least a half a dozen times everyday... without fail. She shares her little heart openly and expresses such sweet concern for others... her teachers, schoolmates, friends... really anyone that she encounters.
As I sit in sunny California on this evening, I'm saying a special prayer of Thanksgiving for the "HOME" God has given me. I love you, my sweet family, and can't wait until I see you on Friday!
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