What a blessed Christmas we had! It was just the right mix of harried and restful; chaotic and peaceful. And I think it was all because I was decorated by Thanksgiving with gifts bought and wrapped a week later. (OK, hate me.) We did the baking thing (too much of it), had friends over for dinner several times, attended parties, saw several local church Christmas pageants, enjoyed driving around to see all the lights, had several game nights with just the four of us, and I have to say, I'm so sad to see December go.
But before 2009 becomes too distant in the rearview mirror, I wanted to share a couple of snapshots of our son who played Joseph in the Creation Museum's "Bethlehem's Blessings" live nativity. The night our family went was cold and snowy....and yes, beautiful!
This is him in character.
And this is him AFTERwards laughing at his silly mother taking pictures! (Pulleeze, do they ever get too old??)
So, farewell, 2009; hello 2010. Thank you, God, for your blessings, and for being our guide and our strength for each day. And as we step into a new year, we trust you with all our tomorrows.
"Fear not tomorrow, for God is already there!"