Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Thanksgiving of Roller Coaster Feelings

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November was a wild ride for my hubbie and me. My '95 van was due for retirement so we bought a new '07 truck. So much fun. And even "fun-ner" when all my kids and grand kids were here for Thanksgiving. (My son and family were able to come down from VA.)

Ha! See what a big "honkin'" truck can do! I love it. Okay, it's not that big, but I do need the little help from the handle on the side of the door to get in. :P

We had my parents here, too; so the house was full of love and joy. Now that's Christmas enough for me.

Then the day after the kids arrived, my hubbie was in an accident and totaled his car! I praise the Lord he wasn't hurt-sore and achy, but not hurt. Now he needed a new vehicle. This sudden drop was unexpected. But the Lord held us tight in His coaster and now he has his new car.

Not what we planned for Christmas. But here's the thrill; hubbie wasn't hurt, insurance will cover, kids were here to soften the blow, we had a great time with love all around.

So I guess that roller coaster ride turned out okay after all.

"Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe." Hebrews 12:28

Father I'm in awe for all You did, may my service show the extent of my gratitude.

ps-I'll be by soon to visit. :)



Diane said...

Lots of fun stuff. I love my truck too and so do all my friends that need a hand moving.... :O)

Teri said...

So glad to hear your husband wasn't hurt!!! How scary!!

Kathy C. said...

Glad he wasn't hurt and that it wasn't the new truck : )

Kathy C. said...

and what a nice family picture!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

So glad your husband wasn't hurt. It always seems that stuff happens around holidays. My husband and daughter got in an accident on my b-day...also thankfully no one was hurt.
~ Wendy

Kathryn Magendie said...

omgosh! I'm so glad he's okay!

Love the happy photo - makes me smile

Dave said...

Good that your hubby wasn't hurt Karen.
Glad you enjoyed your family around you - Dave

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that hubby wasn't hurt.

Karen said...

Thanks all ya'll!! We are blessed.

Diane, I didn't know you had a truck too. This one's my first and I feel like such a big shot! :P

Wendy, I'm glad your family was ok too. PTL.

Jean Wise said...

The photos are great, Karen. Your heart is focused on the positive - what a wonderful trait that is!

Anonymous said...

nice post! thanks for sharing...blessings soraya

Libbie said...

THat DOES sound like a wild ride Karen! So good to see you surrounded with your love ones!!! I like a family that rides together ;)