I'm not in the Christmas spirit this year. My mom has been ill during her visit here - so ill that we took her to the ER Saturday morning. Later that day, we learned of a passing in our family. We missed church on Sunday and that dampened my mood a bit more.
But I am thankful this Christmas. I am so very thankful that my mom's health is improving. I have a warm home to sleep in and a stocked pantry. I have family who have blessed me with Christmas gifts that are necessary and useful. I have friends who offer prayer and encouragement during the good and the bad. I am in good health. I am incredibly blessed, and I am so thankful this Christmas for the abundance around me.