Blessed Traditions

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By:  Betty Predmore
Often times, we create memories and traditions without even thinking about it. Today was one of those such days. My daughter came over to “hang out” with me. Translation…she was ready to put out our Fall decorations. This is something she loves doing with me…decorating the house for a holiday. According to her, it is one of her “favorite things to do with her mama.” I gave her reign over the big farm table and she created a beautiful work of art. She followed that by decorating my side table. Lucky me…she allowed me to decorate the fireplace mantle. We talked and laughed and had a wonderful day.

She is always there to help me decorate. Every Fall and every Christmastime, we do it together. Oh, how thankful I am for these traditions. How grateful I am for the beautiful memories that will stay in her heart long after I am gone. How blessed it is to revisit these traditions year after year.

So tonight, I am thankful. I am thankful that God gave me this precious child. I am thankful for this day spent together. I am filled with gratitude for another season of thanks….and a daughter to share it with.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

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