Christmas was wonderful!!! We woke up to a blanket of snow covering everything. There is really nothing like waking up to a surprise snow on Christmas morning. The decorations were perfect, the food was perfect, the presents were perfect, but most of all the people were perfect. Not because we as a family are perfect, but because we are perfect through the grace of Christ. Because of him we are as white as the snow that was falling outside. After the presents were opened and the food was eaten it was the love of family, having all things in common through Christ, that truly warmed my heart.
The Lord has healed and kept my family united through many rough battles and circumstances. We have two new additions, of which, we could not be more thankful for in my husband and my sister's husband. We are a work in progress but I can see the hand prints of God all over us molding and shaping us as he so desires.
I also see the Lord working on Kurt's side of the family. Specifically in the life of his older brother Shane. Earlier in December Kurt and I got a phone call from his parents informing us that Shane had been in a really bad car accident in Montgomery and is on a ventilator. To make it short Shane was driving on 231 from Wetumpka to the Air force base in Montgomery for drill when a Dually Truck crossed over into his lane and hit him head on. There are no break marks to show that either car slowed down. Both cars managed to hit each others passengers side (there were not passenger's in either car) giving both drivers enough room to survive the crash. Shane came out with a concussion, shattered femur, and possibly damaged tendons in his knee. We are so blessed to have him with us this Christmas and all the praise and credit goes to the Lord who despite the painful road to recovery is going to do great works through him.
I think about the hope the Lord has given to both of our families throughout the various seasons of life and remember where this hope started out. It came to us as a baby in a manger, as the reason for Christmas. So, what better way to be able to celebrate Christmas than with the evidence of that wonderful gift surrounding me! I don't think it could get much better than that and I am so thankful and blessed.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!!! I pray the Lord does a mighty work in your life and blesses you in the coming year!