We have been feeling a little sad this Christmas because Brad and Krystal can’t come to share it with us. Our cousins are far away and well, just because of life…some of our regular traditions are going to have to change some. We were feeling a bit lonely, especially after the times when our house has been so full and busy on other Christmases. So tonight we received a big blessing. We had a dear friend of ours, who needed a place to stay for the holidays and so…without any notice, we are going to have one more for this wonderful season. I feel we have been blessed, even though we are helping her out. She in turn is helping us out, because we stopped thinking about ourselves and starting thinking of all the things we can do with and for her. All of my kids immediately just started putting things into action, I didn’t have to tell them anything, there was just a need and they automatically began to fill it! How proud I was tonight when my family made this sweet girl feel like…she was a part of our family and was always suppose to spend Christmas with us. It is true, the best way to stop feeling sorry for yourself is to serve someone else! So I have to go because we have lots of preparations to make for Christmas!
We are so grateful for this season of the year. We are thankful for the gift of Jesus Christ in our lives. We truly have relied on His peace and strength many times this past year, how grateful we are for His example to us. We never have to wonder what we need to do, He showed us the way.
Yes, this is the most wonderful time of the year!
Well, there is just one more sleep till Christmas, so good night dear friends!
Christmas… that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance -- a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. ~ Augusta E. Rundel
“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.” ~ Bess Streeter Aldrich
“The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.” ~ Emerson