Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Take Time--Make TIme

Yesterday was our 24th anniversary. Yay God!!

You might think we booked a candlelight dinner for two. A gift of jewelry. (Not Anne.) A bottle of cologne. (Not Ted.)

A movie date night? (Nope. Not us.)

Nope, the best gift was having dinner around the table with husband, daughter, and son. We had a family hug in the kitchen and my hubby prayed before we all filed through the kitchen and grabbed a plate of baked potatoes, BBQ chicken, and spinach. Then we filed into the living room in front of the fire and watched the end of Click before we played a round of Black Sevens--a made up game using Rook cards. Five rounds later, filled with silly stories, funny noises, bragging, strategizing, reading each other's minds, belly laughs and serious competition--and I won!

But more than the game. We've been blessed. I'd trade a candlelight dinner, expensive jewelry any day for  precious moments like these. Each year is sweeter. The moments more dear.

Take time to make your family memories this season.
Make time.

4 comments:

  1. Great photo!! My daughter is more excited about Christmas than she was about her birthday!
    Happy Anniversary!

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful evening, Anne! Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!

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