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Why Do we Do What We Do

Well I just got the call that the Devo van has left the driveway in Rhode Island.  It was a long day trying to get everyone and everything packed, plus two dogs, so I think I am going to say some extra prayers for the journey and for Peace inside the van.  Tensions were somewhat on the high side today, and to top it off Dana said that Devon seemed a little despondent.  For some reason  he didn't really want to talk, but I have a feeling that he was just trying to stay on the CALMER side of high tensions.  I really think that Devon knows that leaving, packing, and going into a new environment is difficult no matter who you are.   We have some fun things planned for him once he is here, and we are trying to set everything up for him so that the transition is smooth and comfortable. Do not worry Dev, once you feel the warn sun on your face you will be happy you are here.  Plus you get the pleasure of all the girls love'n on ya, and the guys giving you the business.  I know you love it Dev. 
Our good friend Bonnie has sent me a few thoughts on Holiday travel and I wanted to share them with you.  It isn't easy to pack up and bring all of the convenient things with you, and why do we do it?  We fill our suitcases, wait in line, face delays, and we pay whatever price it is to get home for the holiday.  Why do we do it?  We do it because we love to be with the ones we love.  We fly across 5 time zones to be home with family.  We drive 27 hours to make a memory.  We call, text, tweet, and we go as far as writing out a card to tell the people close to us how we feel about them during the holiday days.  We stay up talking with our son or daughter who came home from college until 200am.  We cook for weeks to make the best meal anyone has ever had and we set up decorations for days to make things look and feel festive.   All because we LOVE the people in our lives and we want them to know how much we love them with our Acts, our Words and our Presence.  Oh how we cherish having a simple cup of coffee with our friends, and especially the first cup in the morning with our husband or wife.  We love these moments   
In all of these ways we show each other how much we love our loved ones and this is exactly how God shows us that he loves us.  With His Acts, His Words, and His Presence.  God is always with us Sharing everything we do.   When we are joyful and when we are crying out, he is there loving us.  God wants to give us everything that he has.

We love because he first loved us. (1John 4:19)

I love this verse.  So simple and it is all we ever need.   Because he first loved us.   So go and do all you can for those you love and even the ones you don't love.   Don't miss out on the blessings when you do what God wants you to do.   I want all that God has for me, and I don't want to miss anything.  I know Devon wants all of Gods blessings too .
We are very grateful to have friends and family around us on this Thanksgiving day.  You are all a blessing in our lives and we are thankful for you and all you do.

As Bonnie would say 

Good night and God bless you and your loved ones.