Thursday, November 30, 2006

'TIS THE SEASON . . . TO COUNT ONE'S BLESSINGS . . .

Ahh, the holiday season is upon us. I LOVE this time of year. Okay, the busyness, the weight gain, the mindless spending and shameless commercialization, I could easily live without. And the years I spent exiled in the cold Mid-West put a huge damper on my bliss, to say the least . . . But thankfully, this holiday season finds me back in the South and joyfully reconnecting with all those things and beings I know and love--among them, sweet potato pie, Blue Bell Ice Cream, day-time temps in the 60's and 70's, Memphis and visits with Mama and 'nem.

Besides Thanksgiving, Christmas (Chanukah/Hanukkah for those of you who celebrate) Kwanzaa and the coming of the New Year, this season marks as well the birthdays of my two December babies.

My life's journey wouldn't be the same without these two guys. The two sounds that bring me the most comfort and joy during this season, if not throughout the year, are the hubby's voice and our lil boy's laughter. Even when they've worked my last good nerve, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank the Lord for having blessed me with them.

So . . . what are you thankful for? After all, despite what the advertisers say about shopping and buying, above all else, 'tis truly the season to count one's blessings. Dontcha think?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Holiday to you Lorie as well as to Al and Aaron. Enjoy the family and that weather. I envy you being out of Cleveland. That's my goal too. I plan to move back to Baltimore as soon as I can.

Karen Thomas

Lori said...

Karen,
Thanks for stopping by the blog and posting a comment. Back to Baltimore, huh? According to Chinua Achebe (a Nigerian born author), the Nigerian believe "the whole essence of travel is to go back home." Peace and blessings to you and yours over the holiday season and in the coming year. Lori D.

Louis Reaves said...

Hey Lori. Good to hear from you. Talked to your dad last night. He told me that you and Stevie had an opportunity to review my Krispie Kreme Beauties. Thought that would bring a smile. I think we almost have your dad convinced to get himself a computer. He will have a ball with it, especially with his curiosity. Hope you, Al and AAron have a wonderful holiday season. Take care. Lou Reaves

Lori said...

Hey There Mr. Lou,
Wow! Didn't expect to see you here, but thanks for stopping by and posting a comment. As for Dad, Lord please, don't let that man get a computer. I can't be fielding phone calls from him all day because he can't get the durn thing to work right (smile). Now, my dear brother gets right giddy at the thought of the old man purchasing some top of the line computer. He's banking on Dad fiddling with it for few weeks before tiring of it and then passing it on to him. Yup, that's family for ya (smile)! Gotta love 'em, huh? Lori D.

Cuz, Mary said...

Hi Lori: This is you cuz Mary. getting ready to go to Illinois for the winter. At least one family member has to be in the cold. Since you moved Souht, I am the chosen one to go North. Happy Holidays to you and Happy Birthday to the December 'babies'. Love, Mary

Lori said...

Hey Cuz,
I thought you weren't leaving until January?! Oh well. Better you, than me (LOL)! Love ya. I'll be in touch. Lori D.

Anonymous said...

Hey sister-in-law! By the time you read this you will have come and gone from Memphis. It was great to see you guys again. I enjoyed the blog. I forgot that both Aaron and Al are December babies. You are a blessing to the Morris family, too. God bless and keep all of you during this new year.

Twin-sister-in-law

Anonymous said...

Hey Lori: I enjoyed the blog. You are a blessing to my brother and nephew as well. I miss having you guys here in Memphis, but it is comforting to know that you are now only eight hours away.

Patricia