Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to the first FFF of the New Year which happens to fall on New Years Day! I'll take that as a good sign for this year! I hope everyone's Christmas was wonderful and meaningful albeit probably a little different than you were used to. I hope there was still joy and hope and celebration of Jesus' birth no matter your circumstance or restrictions from Covid. So what are you thankful for from the last week of 2020?
~ Tamara home ~ Alberta had been under strict restrictions for these holidays but before Christmas they allowed singles to be with someone outside of their single household so they wouldn't be by themselves for Christmas. So Tamara came home for Christmas and I was so glad she was able to. Her birthday is also Christmas Day so it would have been pretty depressing for her to be stuck by herself on that day. She was home for a week and we just spent our days hanging out at the house eating, reading, chatting and watching movies. Our other two were not allowed to come but we had a nice long face live chat with each on Christmas Day. Thank God for technology!
~ lovely birthday in spite of ~ my birthday was also this week and though I couldn't celebrate with a nice dinner out with family and a lunch out with friends as I usually would have done, my family and friends still made sure it was special for me. I am so grateful for my people whom God has placed in my life and who make me feel special and important to them.
Birthday bouquets from Tamara on the left and my Mom on the right
~ good end of the year reading ~ There were a few duds for reading this year but I wrapped up the year with a book I'm really enjoying. I'm glad it ended on a good note. Looking forward to some great reading this year. I received some gift cards to a bookstore and have some awaiting me in my Book Bag that I can't wait to get into.
~ emergency pet hospitals and vets ~ I'm so thankful for pet emergency hospitals and vets who are willing to work on holidays. Our dog got sick on Boxing Day, super sick, and we had to take him in. The doctors were kind and he was prescribed the meds he needed and we now have a back to normal, happy dog, Praise God! It was really scary and nerve wracking and I don't know how he would have fared had we not had that service.
Happy Doggy on his first walk after being sick
~ new phone ~ Hubby in a surprise gift, gave me a new phone for my birthday. I thought I was quite happy with my old phone and thought I didn't need a new one yet, that is until I saw the incredible camera this one has. The pictures are so crisp and clear with great color, not just on the camera itself but when I put it on the computer too. The camera is one of the most important features to me on my phone. I'm thankful my hubby went with his gut in regards to my birthday gift and not the words "I don't need a new one" that I spoke to him a couple weeks ago when he asked if I'd like a new phone. :)
Well there were a whole lot more blessings this last week but only so much room here. In spite of the tough, strange and stressful year God's hand and blessings were there. I'm very thankful that you were all there for this journey of thankfulness with me in 2020. My prayer for you all in the New Year is that your blessings abound and you become even more aware of them in the good times and bad. May we be a thankful people to God above for the good things He brings us in 2021. Happy New Year!