Merry Christmas to all our Family and Friends!!
We are having a great time spending quality time with our family.
Don't worry I am taking lots of pictures and will share those when we get
back home, but for now I just wanted to wish you all Christmas Blessings!!
Today we are going to remember the real meaning of Christmas.
It's not about the shiny wrapping paper, or the pretty bows.
It's not about those gifts inside those brightly colored packages.
It's about a little baby who was born in a manager who came to save us all.
Life is precious.
I was vividly reminded of that this week. On saturday we attended my uncle Dan's funeral. it brought back so many memories of dad's funeral. The condolences, the tears, the memories of those very first hours lost without not knowing what to do or how we were going to go on. My last memory of my uncle Dan is seeing him at the funeral home staring at the pictures we had put out of dad when he was younger, and there was uncle Dan weeping in front of them. I went over and gave him a hug. And as we remember death we remember life.
One of my best friends had twins at 32 weeks last week. She had been on bedrest in the hospital since the middle of October and we were praying everyday that both girls would be born healthy and strong. There were many times the odds were not in these little girls favor, but
last monday our prayers had been answered and Joey and Angie became parents to two beautiful girls. God is Good!
So today as you are ripping all that paper off of those packages and filling yourself with lots of chirstmas cookies, don't forget to remember that little baby born in a manger.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall
be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Prince of Peace.