Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I hope you all are having a blessed, Christ filled Christmas today. We have had a wonderful Christmas season as a family. We've had fun as well as found things to do to remind us what the season is truly about. One of the things that Kenny and I were able to do as a date was to go to a Mandisa and Matthew West concert. I love the song they sing called "Sometimes Christmas Makes Me Cry." It first talks about loved ones who have passed away and naturally the first person I think of is my aunt who died the day after Christmas last year. I was looking through e-mails the other day trying to find addresses (sorry family, Christmas cards are late and I never remember your addresses, I should get one of those -- oh what's it called, oh yeah an address book) and I did a search in my e-mail and it came up with an e-mail from Norma from 2 years ago when I was needing a couple addresses from her, it made me cry. I'm so happy for her and that she is celebrating Christmas with HIM, but I miss her and I know my cousin and other family miss her even more as they are used to celebrating Christmas with her. I try to remind myself of the rejoicing in heaven, today as so many people are reading the Christmas story, thinking of Christ being born. Yes this is something we should think of all year, but today as so many people are rejoicing in the fact that Christ came for us - what rejoicing and worship there must be in heaven. And the other part of that song that always chokes me up are these words "I think of Mary and the virgin birth, and I'm amazed by how much God thinks we are worth..." Wow, we're worth enough to God for Him to send His only Son to a, in Isabella's words, stinky smelly dirty stable, to be born and die for us. God as a tiny little baby, can you really imagine that, it almost seems unfathomable, all powerful God as a tiny little baby...Amazing! I hope everyone reading this, how few there may be, realize just how much you are worth to God. And not just this day, but everyday! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!


mayhem said...

Merry Christmas!

Becky said...

Such an amazing gift...beyond words! Thank you for reminding me to thank Him today for this. I'm ashamed at how quickly I can forget.

I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas. We'll catch up soon. We got your Christmas card yesterday. It was the most anticipated Christmas card. Joel opened it and said, "Awwww." Then, Mary got a hold of it and "oohed and ahhed" the girls. Then, I grabbed it and did the same. Then, Mikey snagged it, and was grinning from ear to ear as he was looking at his little lovely lady. :o)

Sheryl said...

I love this picture of the girls. Thank you for sending us a copy of it on a Christmas card. I hope you all are having a very safe and very, very Happy New Year. Thank you for your words of encouragement this past year.
Love you guys
Sheryl, Matthew and last but not least Ebbie :-)

Sweet Patience said...

Happy New Year,
You have beautiful girls! I just came across your site through another site. We are in the process of a domestic adoption.
Feel free to visit blog. I have enjoyed reading your blog.

melva said...

Don't worry DeAnna, my Christmas card went out late too. And later than yours I might add. I love this pic of the girls, where was it taken?

Becky said...

Mikey said, "PRETTY!" I couldn't agree more! :o)