Monday, December 27, 2010

One Thousand Gifts (Continued)

"May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you" (2 Thessalonians 3:16).

That is my Christmas wish to all of you- to experience the peace that only God is able to provide. I am thankful that the busy time is over, but I am also thankful that aside from the busyness, I could feel God's peace. I am so thankful that He is with us all the time. What comfort!
Continuing my list of thanks...

-our first Christmas with Deborah

-goofy faces, even when we're trying to get a nice family picture!

-a very successful poinsettia season
-poinsettia shipping is over (until next year)!

-Deborah taking in all the hustle and bustle of family gatherings

-fun times playing games with cousins (that is what they recalled as one of their best parts about the Christmas gatherings)
-fun family gatherings
-of the 3 family gatherings, the farthest we had to drive was 3 minutes!
-special music in church
-my father- in- law contributing to the special music by playing his trumpet in church
-spending time talking with my son about his day as he helps me fold socks
-seeing nephews and our niece from afar as they came home for Christmas
-LOTS of skating time
-another family day (just the 6 of us) yesterday
-6 of us on the ice rink together
-the children choosing gifts from Compassion for those less fortunate then us
-another child being sponsored
-singing Christmas carols
-eating lots of yummy food
-warm jogging clothes (to run off all that yummy food)
-Paul being home a lot for the holidays
-little jobs around the house getting done
-watching Janette Oke movies with my daughter
-shedding tears together with my daughter during movie time
-another birthday for my mother-in-law
-my mother-in-law's health and healthy/active lifestyle (truly an inspiration)
-celebrating Christ's birth and that He was born so that we may have life! Thank-you, Jesus!

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