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Thanksgiving Tree

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Thanksgiving Tree

Thanksgiving Tree

I’ve got a confession to make.

I put up our Christmas tree before Thanksgiving.

For those of you who think I have done something utterly sacrilegious, I will argue my case.

1. My house is on the market. Seriously, someone could (they probably won’t but they could) buy our house and want to move in before Christmas. And the thought of the possibility of not being able to enjoy the beautiful lights at least one more year while I warm up my derriere by my fire was too much for me.

2. We had a completely free Saturday. Enough said.

3. Have you looked at the calendar? Thanksgiving is super-late this year. In years past, I could have had my tree up a week ago and it would have been after Thanksgiving.

So there you have it. Think of me what you wish.

Though the Christmas tree is up, I am not a skip-over-Thanksgiving-person. Our Thanksgiving tree is up too. I have much to be thankful for. As do my children.  The following  is a list of the things my boys wrote on the “thankful” decorations hanging from the tree.

Cousins

Grandma and Grandpa

Bed

William

Big yard

Fireplace (boys after my own heart)

Jayden and Josiah

Being able to give to the poor

Sports

Basketball hoop

Car

House

Theatre room (we are a Duck Dynasty-Cake Boss-Movie-watching-popcorn-eating kind of family)

1 Chronicles 29:13  Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

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Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

One thought on “Thanksgiving Tree

  1. So happy to be included in that list. I love those boys so much!!

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