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PUBLISHER'S COLUMN - Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:00 am

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Not because of all the turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pies and the other good food I get to eat, but because it’s a time of the year that brings us all together.

Although I am not a fan of cold weather, I did enjoy the crisp chill in the air this past weekend. I was able to pull out my big coat, boots and scarf. I hope that when we celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday the chill will still be in the air.

Thanksgiving gives us a day to sit back and relax, turn off the daily routine and just be thankful for the past year and for everything in our lives.

Thanksgiving is also the start to Christmas. Traditions are started. In my family, we do not put up our Christmas tree and any other Christmas décor until Thanksgiving night or the weekend after Thanksgiving. Jason finds the Christmas toons, we pull out all his school-made ornaments and start putting up our tree. My kiddo keeps saying the weather is getting just a little bit cold and colder each day because Christmas is almost here. In his mind, Christmas time means cold. I guess my kid hasn’t yet realized that a warm Christmas is quite normal in Texas.

We also start making Christmas lists – he gets to write what all he wants and I write out who all I have to buy for. It’s such a fun time.  I am thankful for our family traditions.

I am very thankful to be His child. I am thankful to God for all my blessings. I am thankful to him for everything and everybody in my life.

I am thankful for all my family. I have a huge family, not to mention all the cousins that Jason has inherited in school. I wouldn’t be who I am today without them. They are my everything, my rock, and they are always there when I need each of them.

I am extremely thankful to come from an amazing community – Grimes County. I have met some great people over the years. Some I get to see often, others not as often as I’d like, but each of you have made a huge difference in my life. And for that, I am thankful.

I am thankful to be here today. So, whatever it is that you are going through now – good or bad – be thankful. The struggles make us stronger, wiser and more humble. Pray. It will be okay and it will get better.

Grimes County is filled with some of the best people and I am thankful for each and every one of you. I hope you all have a warm, turkey-filled, safe and memorable Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

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