Well, Christmas didn't turn out exactly the way we planned. Mom was set to get into New York yesterday and we were all going to take the train to New Jersey today. I had been sick for the past two weeks and was really trying my best to get over it before this weekend but I suppose it was inevitable that Beau would catch what I had. So now here he lies on the couch, miserable. I feel so bad, guilty. I wish we would have been able to make it down to be with family.
This is our first Christmas away from home. Well, not away from home, but the first Christmas we haven't been able to spend with family. It hasn't been easy being away from loved ones during the holidays, but there have been little treasures that have made it a little easier...
Christmas cards...our fridge is covered with Christmas cards and I am anticipating getting more in the mail judging by how many people have asked us for our address. I can't even describe how nice it is to get a little something from home. Yesterday we even got a card from my grandpa. I won't get into how much I miss him. But one other Christmas blessing we got in the mail was from my dearest friend Kim. I was so surprised and excited when I saw the handwriting. I knew exactly who it was from. So I ripped it open ASAP...
AHHHH!!!! She translated it for me. I even got an added postcard...oh Kimmy... I miss her so very much. She is my best friend, my sister and I love her dearly. It feels so good to know that she misses me as much as I miss her and that she makes the effort to send me little treasures from the other side of the world. Thank you my dearest Monkey.
A while ago I was thinking about the fireplace. There is nothing more homey than a fire in the fireplace and I remembered that there were screen savers that you could get that looked like a fireplace. This morning when I woke up Beau had shown me what he added to Netflix. Here is what he added...
AND one of the "episodes" even plays Christmas music. It blows my mind how well he knows me and the little things he does that make me feel so loved and special and appreciated. Not only is this little treasure a Christmas blessing, but being married married to my other half is the greatest Christmas blessing.
But the most precious and priceless Christmas blessing of all is that of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the blood of the lamb.
“So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.” Luke 2:16-20 NIV
"And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you this day is born in the City of Bethlehem, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; you shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel, a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men'". That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie brown
In Gods Love,
Beau and Kenz