Christmas, endless gifts, faith, Home, Island Life, winter


The storm is over and the winds have died down

The sun is shining through the trees and Roger cleared the walkway – for the second time!

A few flurries are in the forecast. It will be a lovely blanket of white to cover up the bits and pieces of spruce and pine that were scattered in yesterday’s winds – clocked at over 110 km.

I finished my spice mixes – another treat for the Christmas baskets.

The presents are wrapped and under the tree.

Tomorrow night we have Christmas Eve service, and after, a gathering of family and friends for chowder and carol-singing. On Christmas Day, there will be a feast with turkey and all the trimmings, for the Sinclair clan. Then, on Boxing Day, another festive dinner at the MacPhee family homestead with grandparents, brothers, sisters and cousins.

We’ll be missing my boy and his bride in London and Roger’s sister, Lorna (you’ve met her in the comments :), her husband Brian and the family, in Philly. It’s hard to be apart especially at Christmas time. But we’ll skype and chat on the phone and send pictures via email.

 I often think of how hard it must have been for the Ingalls’ family in Little House on The Prairie.

Can you imagine waving goodbye to those little faces, not knowing if you would ever see them again?

 I am so thankful for modern travel and technology!

 But most of all, I’m thankful for Jesus, the sweetest Gift of all. Every day I am blessed by Him – for in Him are found all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, love from everlasting to everlasting, and joy unspeakable and full of glory! In Him we are always together, even if separated by many miles.

Such wonderful reasons to celebrate this Christmas and every day of the year.

All the blessings of His Christmas to you and yours.

with love,


11 thoughts on “well

  1. Oh. I. am. so. envious of your location! =D THanks for leaving a comment and I’m so glad (so glad!) that you are joining the LMM challenge! You’ll have such a great perspective to offer. Meanwhile, I’m bookmarking your blog and look forward to getting to know you!


  2. What a lovely, warm , welcoming home you have. I send wishes for a blessed Christmas – filled with much joy and love and the peace that comes from knowing Him.Merry Chirstmas!


  3. Beautiful, Kathie! I just gasped when I saw your tree–so pretty. I just want to sit in one of those chairs and sip some hot cocoa with you!Your sentiments about being together are beautiful. We really are all together in Him.God bless you this Christmas!XO


  4. Julana says:

    Merry Christmas to you, too.So many people are separated at the holidays, by miliitary duty, imprisonment, mission work, distant jobs, recent death.We need to be thankful when we are together.


  5. Bev Klassen says:

    Thank you for sharing your Christmas tree picture with us. It looks like it came right out of one of the "Anne" books. It sounds as though you have a wonderful celebration planned. Keep warm and safe. A blessed Christmas to you and your family, Kathie.


  6. Everything looks so fresh and clean — white as snow — as Jesus said he would wash us.We’re getting another snowy blast today. It’ll be nice to cover up the dirty snow and make everything clean again.Love those spice mixes. They look so festive. And so is your tree. Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous Christmas with lots of celebrating and memory making.Jody


  7. Until you’ve left or been left, you won’t understand the look in those little eyes. I remember seeing my mom’s eyes when I left with my two babies, knowing I was taking those little ones away from her for four years…she was the brave one! Now I treasure every day I have with my children and grandson. This Christmas every one will be here!


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