Merry Merry Christmas! What a wonderful day it is, to celebrate our amazing Savior’s birth! Such a sweet baby boy, swaddled and placed gently in a manger lined with hay, tenderly cared for by His mother Mary. How we love to imagine that moment when He entered our world. He understands us, because in humanity He came as God, with so much love and compassion.
He understands that our human hearts can feel the love for Him now, but never fully, until that day when we are all gloriously changed and together with Him in Heaven.
Our lives are covered in His amazing grace, so that we can live fully, abundantly, in so much joy.
Even in this yearly tradition, as families, we thoughtfully shower one another with GIFTS, we can never give anything so rich as the gift of God’s son, to us.
And our hearts are overwhelmed with gratitude.
And oh, what joy to see freshly fallen snow on this sacred morning!
Each one of us was so happy to see it. Our hearts longed to see snow on Christmas day.
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white
I fed the chickens leftovers from our Christmas breakfast; blueberry pancakes and a couple of old bananas.
I took Jacob a plate of food. He was in the garage setting up the (newly gifted) cymbals to his (already owned) drum set.
I spent some time watching David demonstrate his new snowboard.
When I went inside, I was greeted by this warm scene;
We are all in various stages of the flu. I am almost over it….still with a lingering cough and stuffy nose. But Rich just started with it yesterday and Seth got worse, today. Sarah got off the couch to play for the first time in days, today for Christmas. And, dearest Grace, I believe she has only smiled once, and slept most of the day away in a feverish haze.
I drank tea from a yellow owl, thank you Hannah!~
Jacob completed his first architecture LEGO set; the White House.
David started his new book and said, “I can already tell this is going to be good.”
I snuggled a hot Seth on my lap and tasted my first-from-the-box truffle~
And Sarah played with a new puzzle.
Merry Christmas from me and my family, to you and yours!
I do so hope it is filled with joy and peace.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer
and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale