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.