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Traditions, Traditions and more Traditions! Some may think that there are already enough traditions. But I want to ask, do you have any traditions that are especially important to you? I want to share one of my favorite holiday traditions with you.
          I lovingly and humbly call it “BIG DAD DAY.” It’s always the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Now you see, there are some rules to Big Dad Day. First rule – Big Dad spends all day with grand-kids. I start rounding them up on Tuesday and they have to be with me by Wednesday morning. Second rule – “we” leave the house together for the day and “we” make it up as we go. I feel obligated to let you know that I think there may be some talk among the grand-kids on how “we” can guide Big Dad through the day. Third rule – we eat whatever we want. This has traditionally included McDonald’s, Sonic, Whataburger and Wendy’s all in the same day if that’s what “we” want. Big Dad Day ends with a huge pallet on the floor in front of the TV watching favorite movies and staying up as late as “we” want. Now for the really cool part: Thanksgiving morning, “we” all get up about 5:00 a.m. (Yahoo!) and “we” are so excited to get dressed so “we” can all go run a 5k Turkey Trot! “We” run together and then immediately go to the nearest restaurant for breakfast so “we” can replenish the vitamin g (grease) in our system.
          I think everyone should have a special day like “Big Dad Day.” We can have these days if we will be intentional about planning them. You choose how and when to have your special day, but let’s make sure that this holiday season we make it special by choosing to remember all of God’s blessings in our lives.

“Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ephesians 5:20
Much love,

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