So I had to remind myself what Christmas is all about, Fear not!
We played our traditional fun greedy Christmas game on Christmas Eve.
|Me and my mother|
We had a Hawaiian Christmas complete with a Left Right game with a Hawaiian theme. Here are those that dared to wear their aloha wear.
So looking back into 2012, our family has grown and so have I. I still wonder what I'm doing leading 20-year-olds in a Sunday School class!
I didn't see my stepdaughter over the holidays, she didn't come around at all. So I'm praying for her and my stepson. For healing and moving forward.
I saw first hand how job situations are affecting people. My daughter's friend, whose family couldn't afford a plane ticket home, stayed with us over Christmas break. I am thankful that my husband has a job and can provide for the family...more than we need.
I saw a close friend experience a cancer diagnosis and treatment for her husband. I pray for healing for him and support for my friend for whatever she needs.
Another friend told me that she didn't attend church during Christmas because the songs remind her that her son passed away during this time of year. But I'll be back this Sunday, "He knows my heart!", she said.
He knows my heart. God KNOWS my heart. And I like that.