Peace and joy to you and yours this Christmas season.
I hope your holiday season is merry and bright.
Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I am in full Xmas mode, everything around is so festive, how can their be even one bah-humbug human? Send them to me, I will turn them!
This year is the first year in our married life my husband and I are celebrating without our children or grandchildren around. While difficult, I have so much to be thankful for. My husband first who has surprised me with gifts! I say surprise because I usually have him buy me something from a list. I love this guy!!! Also for the inspiring scenery that surrounds me in this beautiful home of ours. These photos are examples of what is right outside my front door. The tall pines that whisper in the wind, the cardinals who sing to me, the deer who visit in the early morning while I am enjoying my first cup of coffee and the silly squirrels who continually amuse me. Yes Santa, I have much to be thankful for.
This time of year also fills my heart as it is a time to rejoice - as a child is born, a child to celebrate by giving, forgiving and peace to all. "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:11) Oh come let us adore him and adore eachother as we accept one another's faults and differences and enourage and build each other up.
This Christmas, let it be about love and harmony and peace on earth this year and the years to follow.
From our home to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays - however you choose to celebrate.
Susane & Mike