Sunday, November 15, 2009

~Skipped Over~

I get the feeling that Thanksgiving is getting skipped over this year.

I'm not sure why.

There is so much buzz about Christmas. Everyone is listening to Christmas music...people have already put up their Christmas lights. I know people who have already finished their Christmas shopping.
Not me....nope....haven't even given it an ounce of thought.

For goodness sakes......Target was setting up Christmas before Halloween was even here and gone.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year!

I grew up in a home that Thanksgiving dinner was a sit down, family style dinner.
There was NEVER a buffet set-up.
(Mom, if you can read my heart from heaven know that I cherish those memories)
We sat really, and I mean realllly close to each other.
My mom always set a formal dinner table.
We talked, laughed, argued, spilled and always laughed some more at the Thanksgiving table.
It always seemed to be the one holiday when my mom stood up and said a toast.
(if my bros. & sis's are reading this and I am wrong please let me know)

The other thing that I just love about Thanksgiving is that there is no giving....other than thanks.

All you have to do is show up....or if you are the host, cook.

There's no wrapping paper to throw out. There's no bows hiding under the couch.
There's no extra charges on the credit care. Your electric bill doesn't go up. There is no extra garbage for the garbage man.

To me it's a holiday about just being. It's a holiday about reflection.
It's a holiday that makes you want to say THANK YOU.

So...Christmas, you will just have to wait.

I'm just getting ready to enjoy Thanksgiving.

HaPpY MoNdAy!


southerninspiration said...

me, too, Maisy....I think some about Christmas before Thanksgiving, but I don't decorate or do anything for it until after Thanksgiving. I LOVE it!


Nicoleigh said...

Hmm. I agree with you on that. I love Christmas and well...getting to celebrate my Savior's birth. But I wait for the decorations and music until after Thanksgiving. It might be teh day after, but it's after. (However, I must admit that I did buy some cute Christmas decor at Hobby Lobby at 50% off before Halloween was even here. But it's still in a bag in my craft room. And won't be seen until after Thanksgiving.)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Amen Sister!! I love Thanksgiving. It's by far my favorite. I love everything about it, the food, fellowship and the thought behind it...being thankful for all that God has blessed us with. Thank you for such a great post. I plan on writing one on this as well. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving:)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Yes!!! I agree!! I love Thanksgiving and think it is being overlooked. I also have wonderful memories of great sit down meals as well. And I love a holiday where we don't have to worry about what we're buying for who, etc. I would love to have Christmas without all the presents but think my family would have me committed or something. Great post!

Thena said...

I totally agree. The retail world starts Christmas earlier and earlier. This year it seems that everyone falling prey to doing the same thing.

T said...

Those are wonderful memories Amy! I am quilty of jumping the gun every year. I just really like to have everything decorated and enjoy it as long as possible. I know it is is weird that the retail world starts so early, but as a retailer, it is our best time of the year for sales and we need those extra weeks.
Have a great day!!!

tara said...

great memories Amy!! I love Thanksgiving too...and I agree it is the one holiday where all you do is give thanks! and that says it all~

Jeanneoli said...

This is such a great post!!! I love it too and while reading your post it is for the reasons you stated!!! I love your heart and the woman you are. I look forward to catching up this week.

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

MIssed you and your posts! So glad you posted today.

Love Thanksgiving, too - I'm ready for Christmas (which I haven't been before Thanksgiving in years) - but Thanksgiving will be here soon and I'm excited to celebrate family being together!


LuLu said...

You said it so well... a day to give thanks... simple or big dinner it's all about coming together to give thanks, I can't wait to make my first pumpkin pie of the season!!

Della said...

Seriously! This year we had to have our Thanksgiving early due to the soldiers in my family. But every year Thanksgiving gets put on the back...

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Lissa said...

I MISS Thanksgivings like that! Oh how I miss them! We used to drive over the mountains to my grandmas house where right when you walked in you could smell all the food! Then we would eat leftovers for days... (no christmas trees yet...) and go to the after thanksgiving sales and PLay in the snow! I wish it could still be like that for me!

Dandy said...

I love thanksgiving! I have to admit we kinda are skipping over Thanksgiving. Normally for us Christmas doesn't start until after Thanksgiving but we have people coming in from out of town and my wedding the weekend after Thanksgiving and so all the preparations started early. Boy, I'm just a rambling fool today!

jen by jennifer said...

Well said. We always have a jigsaw puzzle in the basement and wine (I know you understand that one. :)) I help my mom clean up after dinner and abide by the rule my Grandma Anderson taught me years and years ago... you don't take a dish off the table until everyone is done eating. Enjoy the day, Maisy! I for one am thankful to have met you and been inspired to start my own blog - it's nothing like yours, but it's because of you. Happy Holiday Weekend!!