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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 A Great Thanksgiving

This semester has been my busiest one yet. I love the excitement and fast pace of college life, but I was ready when Thanksgiving Break rolled around. After eleven weeks of homework, tests, projects, and much more, I finally had a week off.

On Friday night, I made the eight minute drive to my parents' house in Lynchburg and began a great break.

After a relaxing weekend, I headed an hour west to visit Roanoke with my dad and sister. We drove up to “The Star,” a huge neon star that Roanoke built on a mountain above the city. The view from the star is simply incredible. You can see the entire city below and a mountain range in the distance.

After taking in an amazing view, we drove down to the city and had a great time shopping at one of Roanoke's malls.

The view from Roanoke's star is incredible. 

On Wednesday, my brother arrived from Washington DC and my entire family was home for the first time since May. I had a great time hanging out with my brother in Lynchburg and watching some incredible college football games with my family.

On Friday, we visited a farm to pick up our Christmas tree!

On Thanksgiving Day, my family sat down for a delicious and enormous Thanksgiving dinner. With family time, great food, and exciting football, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but it’s important to remember what it’s all about.

It’s often easy to focus on what you can get, but Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate what you have been given. The last two years of my life have been a crazy journey for me, and God has blessed me in ways that I never imagined. During my time at Liberty, God has given me strong spiritual leaders, several incredible opportunities, and some amazing friends.

For me, Thanksgiving was an exciting week filled with some great time to relax and to reflect on all that I have been given. After a much needed break, I’m ready to tackle the two weeks that separate me from Christmas Break!

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