Friday, December 24, 2010

This year....

our tree seems different.  It looks pretty much the same.  Probably pretty much like yours or some one's you know.  But to me, it is different.  This year I am even more grateful for the "little things" about our tree. 

The three member gingerbread family that I bought years ago. I waited many years to hang Gracelyn's and I pray that next year there is one more gingerbread baby to hang. 
The pine cones that my mother helped me pick from her yard. 
They remind me of our conversation while we were gathering each one. 

The different ornaments from friends given to us over the years.

There are several special ornaments from some of my past and present students. 

This one is dear to my heart.  It is of our first three babies.  I know that we will be reunited with them in heaven one day.  I love them today as much as I did then and I always will.  Life begins at conception.  They were and are apart of us. I wish I had a picture of our other three to hang too. Sadly, I was not given their picture.
The candy canes remind me of what our Lord did for us. The blood He shed for you and me. They also remind me of my nephew Josiah Courage.  He loves a "can cane".
I love our tree. It is simple, yet so beautiful. 
It has a past.  I look forward to seeing its future and what it has in store.
God Bless

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas With Family

Over the weekend we were blessed to spend time with my side of our family.  I love my family.  I love that we all love each other and truly enjoy spending time together. I adore each of them and thank God for placing me in this family.
Here are a few photos from our weekend together.  

 Lots of little blessing excited about Christmas.

 Gracelyn Faith (14 months) and Eden Joy (10 months)
 My sister, Joli, her Little Miss Eden Joy, my Little Miss Gracelyn, and me

Somehow, these are the only pictures that I ended up with.  I'm saddened that I did not get any of my other sweet nieces and nephews, my mom, and my sister-in-law. 

  She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.
 Matthew 1:21

Merry Christmas!