Friday, November 20, 2009

Gooble, Gobble

I LOVE the holidays and I LOVE even more the anticipation of the holidays! I love the traditions, I love watching the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and I love being with our families and cramming as much family time into 1 day as I can.

On Thanksgiving we get up early and drive to Gardner, KS for Dale's side of the family. Some might think this doesn't sound so thrilling, but I like it. The highway is usually bare and the sun is almost always shining brightly. We get up and get the boys all dressed up and looking their best and into the car. It is an hour with the family where everyone is in a really good mood when they aren't sleeping. This one hour is something I would like to bottle up and keep with me forever! Dale always drives so I have nothing to do but relax and enjoy the ride.

A few years ago as we were driving I noticed that pretty much every other vehicle on the road was a semi. I got to thinking about those people and their families. As much as I love the holidays because it means great times and memories with my family, I can't help but think about these people that have to work through the holidays and can't be with their family. I don't know their situation, I don't know if they had their holiday dinner the previous night or are headed there after the load, but they are on the road when millions of people are with their families. I started silently praying for them as we would see them. I think that is part of the reason why I like the drive. I spend so much time driving and not caring a lick about the people around me, it feels good that I can actually get out of my own head and my own world and do something for someone else even if they don't realize it. It also makes me enjoy and appreciate every second of the next 12 CRAZY hours!

SO looking forward to the holidays!!!

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