Monday, December 28, 2009

I did it AGAIN

13 years ago I was 7 months pregnant with our youngest. It was early in December and Jenna was 4 yrs old and her dance class was to walk in our small town parade, so of course I walked with her. This proved to be a BIG MISTAKE and sent me into premature labor! We went to the emergency room and they gave me medication to slow the contractions but also summoned me to bed! Well, I had not purchased any Christmas presents and so my DH was left to do the shopping for our girls and other family. I spent the next 2 1/2 months in bed until the middle of Feb. before our sweet little boy came into this world. But I vowed to NEVER let that happen again.....GUESS WHAT! I did it AGAIN :)

When I was leaving for Florida at the beginning of December it hit me ~ I had a few things for Christmas purchased, but not many.....I just wasn't thinking about anything but my Daddy! When my Dh arrived in Florida and made the decision to stay with me he did some purchasing online. Needless to say I didn't know if we would have Christmas at home or even at all, but the LORD knew and I am thankful to say that even though it was a VERY DIFFERENT Christmas it all turned out ok. The night we arrived home we dropped our things at home and hit the stores. We were able to purchase a few things but we had told our kids that Christmas was going to be VERY different this year. IT WAS INDEED

We had a quiet day with just our children and our sweet grandbaby and son-in-law. We started off with our traditional Birthday singing to Jesus and prayer time. We had a WHITE Christmas this year ~ something we always hope for but rarely receive ~ sooo EXCITED !! We got 8 inches! For OKIES thats ALOT

Here are just some of the pics of our day

Our sweet Rylee......Her shirt reads ~ JESUS LOVES ME ~ Oh yes HE does my love, yes HE does

Our precious Krista Lee

I love my children so much

We have so many birds that come visit and my sweet hubby made sure to pour out extra seed :)

Our backyard

Celebrating the Birth of our Savior is what this day is about and HE knows our hearts. The sadness, the grief. HE comforts us no matter what. I know there are many who were not even able to be in their own homes or around a tree to open gifts or sing songs, or even play games with their children. Some are still in hospital beds, some are in nursing homes and there are those who are grieving the loss of a loved one...but no matter what .....Christmas comes. Jesus knows our hearts and no matter where we are or what we are doing or even the day ~ we can celebrate HIM

Love and Blessings