Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Our Thanksgiving Plans

Thanksgiving is almost upon us.  Who keeps speeding up time?  That's what I wanna know. 

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I think I like it because of its "Christmasy" atmosphere, (family, food, time off from work), but without the "Christmasy" commercialism. 

After spending Thanksgiving Day with my parents and extended family and eating way too much food, Brad and I will drive the hour back home.  Without our kids!  But there's a good reason -

This year Brad and I will be joining several others from our church to travel to Suwanee, GA, to volunteer in the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center (see last post).  Brad and I were able to go last year with a different church, but we are super excited about going with a group from our church this year. 

We will leave early Friday morning (but not as early as some of you will be in Wal-Mart!), work four hours on Friday evening and four more hours on Saturday.  It is amazing to walk in a huge warehouse with shoeboxes almost wall to wall.  As we've heard many times, it's a way to be a part of something bigger than one person could ever do by themselves. 

Unfortunately my kids are not old enough to work in the warehouse and won't be for a while.  You have to be 13 years of age in order to work.  Gogurt really wishes he could go, but he has to wait a few more years.  And Poptart has to wait a lot more years. 

Please pray for our safe travel there and back. 

May your family have a great Thanksgiving this year.  And remember to take a moment and thank God for all your blessings.  Because without Him, where would we be?

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I can't wait!! I am so looking forward to this weekend! I hope y'all have a Happy Thanksgiving and we'll see you bright and early Friday morning!