I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. We all have much to be thankful for, even in the face of any hardships and difficulties that life may bring. It is often, a time of reflection, as we think of family living in other geographical locations and precious memories of loved ones who have passed on.
The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, oil on canvas ~ Brownscombe
My sister and her family came to visit for Thanksgiving week. It is always such fun for the young cousins to reconnect and enjoy playing with each another amidst all the family activities, cooking, eating, and of course shopping…
As for my research, this month has been busy with DNA tests, and connecting with a new Cousin on another family branch… all very exciting.
The major DNA companies have placed their DNA kits on sale, this month and into December - a great time to take advantage of the sales to run some tests.
Now, we look to the Yuletide season as we prepare for Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus as a family. Every year, I think of ways to minimize the busyness and focused more on the joy of the season, enjoying family and all our cherished family traditions. I enjoy reaching out to relatives living in other cities, and countries, either, by phone, or simply email, depending on where they live.
May this be a season of reflection and immeasurable joy with family and friends. May you experience, a deeper insight and a new sense of inspiration in every area of your life.