Struggling a bit this season with things being very different this Christmas season for us… Delivering St. Nicholas Day goodie bags to only a couple of our neighbors, not able to decorate as we have for the past several years and missing our old home and neighbors. In the midst of the challenges, we remind ourselves that there is no place like home for the holidays and spending time with those you love.
We were able to visit my parents on their 51st wedding anniversary and pick up our Christmas gift from them (a gently used upright freezer, which is a wonderful gift!). We'll be seeing them again this weekend and once more before Christmas. It's a 2 1/2 hour drive out to their new house, but always a lovely time while we are there. Starting to get used to the drive… And, there is always the Ranch House BBQ to stop at!
We are looking forward to a long weekend visit with Elizabeth, our daughter, who is coming from Wichita, Kansas and Benjamin, our oldest son, who is coming home for an extended visit from Bloomington, Indiana. I do treasure the moments that we are able to have our children near. It's a precious gift to have them visit!
And finally, ~ remembering that, for us ~
it is a time to celebrate the birth of our Saviour!