Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Honesty and Thanksgiving


I'm sorry my blogging has been sporadic the past month.  Things have been a bit strange at our house this fall, and some days I just don't feel like writing, or don't have anything worthwhile to say.  I've debated for quite a while about how much of my personal (family) life to share here, on such a public forum.  I don't want to write things that could be resurrected from cyberspace years down the road to embarrass me or my family, so I've been treading with care.  Still, I think I ought to share just a tiny bit of what's going on in my life lately.

My husband and I have had a crisis in our marriage (after many years of ongoing issues), and we are going to marriage counseling.  I will not discuss the intimate details of our troubles here EVER, but I do want to say that I appreciate everyone who has held us up in prayer.  I especially want to thank our friends and family who have rallied around us to encourage us, and to help us in very tangible ways (like keeping the kids so we can go to counseling without them in tow).  Thank you, my friends, you know who you are.

In the run-up to Thanksgiving, I've gotten off lightly in the cooking and hostess department.  We're going to be at my parents for Thanksgiving, and with my husband's parents for a couple days after that, so I don't have to cook anything at the last minute (or clean my house from top to bottom - hooray!).  I'm bringing pumpkin bread and cranberry-orange relish to the big meal, and a bunch of biscotti for sharing just because.  I'm very much looking forward to seeing our families - it will be like having two family reunions in two days, with all of my sisters, their husbands and kids, and my parents one day, and my husband's parents, sisters, brother-in-law and nephews the next.  I'll be officially in "family overload" mode by the time we leave to come home, but it will be worth it. 

I hope everyone has a safe, fun, happy Thanksgiving tomorrow, and through the weekend as you're traveling and visiting.  I am so grateful for the many, many blessings in my life.