Are You Thankful? Then give!
Here we are on Thanksgiving Day. Our first "Black Thursday/Friday" shopping experience.
I Hate to Give! (Not Really...)
One of my favorite parts of Christmas- exchanging gifts with my man...
I've gotten better at my gift choices over the years...from watches to NBA tickets
And Josh has gotten better at figuring out my love language...from clothes to more meaningful gifts
He wrapped this in several boxes and it was just adjectives that described me...
Tears always equal a gift well done:)
I want to be more like my husband- a true definition of a giver. But how do I do that? I mean, that's not who I am!!! What. Ever.!!!! As I have struggled with giving over the years, I have found one sure way to make me more of a giver. You ready to know how? Wait for it.. Wait for it...GIVE! Yep, that is the answer to get over your "anti-giving" mentality. Simply give. Make yourself give something completely ridiculous. Something completely out of budget. Out of the plan. Let's just say, this is hard for a tight-wad, penny pincher like myself.
What Will Your Ridiculous Gift Be?
What "ridiculous, out of the budget" gift will you give this holiday season? Don't get me wrong, still be wise, but what could you give that would push you out of your comfort zone? I can guarantee you that God will give you back more than you can imagine and thanks will fill your heart. It isn't until we give in a big way that we realize not only the gifts we have been given, but thankfulness will fill our heart. Be thankful this Christmas. Be Giving. I'd love to hear you share what your ridiculous gift this season will be. I'm still deciding on mine. Now that I've made it public, the accountability will make me stick to it, and not my conservative budget:) Thanks a lot, blog world. Peer pressure works every time.
Here is a pic of me a Santa taken over thanksgiving. Let's be more like Santa this Christmas- more giving! And joyful in it!
Prayers and Update
Just a little side note on me! I am doing well and even had my last little reconstructive procedure in Houston a few weeks ago! It is crazy to think that I won't go back to Houston until February, and that is my 6 month oncology check-up appointment! Praise God!
My headaches have continued and I have been seeing an ENT, as my sinuses could possibly be playing a part in my headaches. I will be having a CT scan of my head on Monday, December 16th. Please join me in prayer that everything will look completely perfect. I also am having a bite guard made right now to see if my teeth clinching is causing my head pain. It has been a struggle to live in pain, but God is truly teaching me to trust him through pain. I am so ready for a break...a break from pain and a chance to take a deep breath. The amazing thing is that God has given me much peace through all of this. I know that by everything else I have been through, I can always look back and see a purpose and plan. I am trusting that even for these crazy headaches. I know I will look back and it will all make sense. Oh that is easier said in hindsight!!:)
Thank you all for your prayers. I will meet with my ENT on the 18th to get the results from my scan. Hopefully I will know before then. Praying for you all. May we all be givers this Christmas. Once I come up with my ridiculous gift, I will share. Can't wait to hear what yours will be.
LOVE YOU ALL!!!!
Giving ridiculously this Christmas,