Hubby and I spent a peaceful Christmas day together......our 39th Christmas celebration as a couple. Come December 31st, we will have been married for 38 years.
Last night we went to a celebration at the home of my brother, John. Then, we drove over to Jeff's home, another brother, and exchanged gifts. This afternoon, John and Deb came by and we enjoyed yet another exchange of gifts.
My daughter, Kelley, was tickled that I sent gifts instead of money this year, and she was really taken with the red jacket that I bought for her. I spoke to each of the 3 grandkids this morning, and it sounds like they must have been very good, judging by the number of gifts each one described having gotten.
God has been so very good to all of us, and James and I have enjoyed a most peaceful and blessed year this year. After attending funerals for the husbands of two dear ladies that attend my church, I am so very blessed and thankful to have my precious husband still by my side.
I hope that you, my friends, have been blessed with peace, health, and love in abundance this Christmas.
As for what's next, I have started piecing a new project, and I don't know how much bigger it will grow.....
but, it will go on hold temporarily while I take on a long-awaited commissioned work for JoAnn's daughter, Jennifer.
" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???
The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4