keeping traditions alive.

Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates. vs. 31

I am not a very traditional gal. What I mean by that is, I like out-of-the ordinary, new experiences. Our wedding, for example, is going to be a bit unique and non-traditional. And breaking out of the status quo kind of excites me a bit.

However, there are some traditions that are important and worth keeping. And one of those is: The Charlie Brown Christmas Party.

It’s put on every year by Abbie Jean Short (wanna know what  Proverbs 31 Woman looks like? Look at her life).

Every year about 2 weeks before Christmas, she has tons of people over to her place in Norris City. Some of these people she grew up with, went to college with in Illinois and Kentucky, and go to her church. And somehow, we are all connected. Every year I go, I feel like I know everyone. And mainly, our common connection is Abbie. She cooks a delicious meal, we watch Charlie Brown Christmas, laugh, and play games.

This what it looked like this year:

By the way, many people dress all Christmas-like (that’s kinda tradition too)

The whole gang for this year…

Feelings of excitement doesn’t even describe it. It’s more like love.  And I am thankful for the example Abbie sets on how to love other people like Jesus loved us. You can just feel it in the room, year after year. That’s a tradition worth keeping.


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