This year we once again are enjoying an extended weekend with our children and grandchildren, except our youngest son who is in the Navy and unable to come home until next year. We miss him, however I will still cherish the time we have with our other three children and two granddaughters.
We enjoy the laughter, the sharing and reminiscing, making meals together, last minute shopping…my husband’s parents are both gone now, and I think back to the holidays we enjoyed with them. The Christmases we enjoyed when we used to live in the country…the tree-lined lane that led to the house…the fresh winter air…the crunch of the snow…the Christmas Eve candlelight services at our little white church in the country…but always, at the center of everything, at the heart of it, is always the joy of being with family…and the celebration of our Savior’s birth. Without the birth, there would be no redemption. Christmas…the promise…and Easter, or Resurrection Sunday…the sacrifice and fulfillment of the promise…the two most important holidays celebrated by those of the Christian faith. So, because of the promise and the fulfillment, there is still the joy that we’ll see them again…so truly Jesus Christ was “Joy to the World.”
I thank all of you for visiting my blog, I thank all those art instructors that have taught the remarkable workshops that have instructed and inspired me, and I especially thank those who have taken any of my workshops this past year! YOU all have helped me to get back into designing, creating, and teaching, and hopefully I’ll see some of you in my e-courses this coming year! It feels good to do what is my heart’s passion.
So, I leave you with a beautiful, inspiring Christmas video! I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year! May you live the life you desire, and may it be full of good things.
And, as always, thank you for stopping by!
Hugs and toodles!