Thanksgiving this year was great. I went into it thinking it would be tough on the whole family, but when we got together the laughs started pouringout. This year we were a family divided, by geography that is. My family and my mother joined The woodand Houseman families in Paducah. Whitney and Stephen Could not make the trip so they stayed with other friends and family in Austin and McKinney. The food was great, the adventure of staying my Sister under construction house was a blast. It may have been because there were 6 kids runningaround a 100 year old farm house all day long. We had a bonfire on Kari’s land, we played Dr. Mario (the video game), and we went to Flamingo Row (only the best restaurant i have been to in Kentucky.)
But the highlight in my mind was when My sister Kijsa gave a short testimony at Her Church on Tuesday Night. She was asked to say what she was thankful for. In a year that has really rock the foundation of all of the Presley’s, she was able to summarize the greatest both of our families resolve, but also the passion and soul of my Father. This thanksgiving what am i thankful for – My family. This year has been one of the most challenging yet, most rewarding of my life. My loving wife gave me a son, and i lost a father. Yet through it all i know through it all my family has helped to encourage and lift up not only my faith, but the faith of our entire clan. So i would like to say a special thank you to Melissa, Champe, Eli, Kari, Denny, Denton, Zachary, Whitney, Westleigh, Kijsa, Brad, Talia, Keaton, Whitney, Stephen, Haley, Isla, and the matriarch My mom.
You can download Kijsa’s talk here it is worth the read….