I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving. I know that we did. Even if Shelby was stuck in the hospital. But don't worry, she got to open some of her Christmas presents early because of it.
She also informed me that I'm not keeping up with my blogging.
And if I want to make money I need to keep up with it.
Cause that's what it's all about.
As I was driving back to Fort Worth with Mr. I realized something.
I missed my church family. A lot.
I missed my teenagers, I missed my co-workers, I missed Ladies Bible Class and my friends. I missed going to work and spending time in the word. I missed my FAMILY.
Now, I love my given family and my married family. More than just about anything. And I absolutely HATE that we don't live closer to them because I typically miss them often and a lot.
But my church family is so much a part of my life that whenever I'm away from them, I miss them.
Ya'll, I can't tell you how blessed I am to have a job that I adore. That when I am away from, I can't wait to come back to. God has given me a gift.
We are entering into the season of Advent and Altamesa is celebrating this season as we celebrate the first coming of Christ and prepare for his second coming.
There will most likely be a few more blog posts about Advent over the next few days because ya'll, I am SO excited about this.
There is a quote in 1st Peter that talks about how we should live our lives in GREAT EXPECTATION of the second coming of Christ. Our hope. And frankly our ONE WAY TICKET TO HEAVEN. I love this imagery because I think that everyone has waited expectantly for one thing or another. And the idea that we are waiting on pins and needles, that we can't WAIT to be with Christ and live with Him in Heaven... the whole idea gives me chills when I think about it.
And as we were driving home I realized that when we are all with the Father in Heaven, I won't miss ANYONE. Finally, we will all be together. I won't have to leave any of my families. We will all be together. For eternity. (and I realize that might sound the exact opposite of Heaven, but I don't think it will be)
And right now, I can't imagine anything greater.
And that is something to look forward to. And plan for. And GREATLY expect.