Today is our day to gather with others who are thankful for the baby born, to worship Him and sing His praises. Every season is special but this one is extra special!
Our Angel Tree is 95% full and we have only one more week to complete it before the gifts are given to the children.
I totally finished my shopping and even have the paper and ribbon to wrap the gifts. A lady behind me at a check out line, said 'are you through shopping yet?' I replied, 'if it isn't in this buggy, it wont be bought this year!!!
As I said yesterday, it was a rainy day and a day to be lazy.....that is exactly what we did. We had a surprise visitor in the afternoon. Our nephew, his wife and a cousin, who live in Huntsville, Alabama came and spent 2-3 hours with us. His Mother was Jim's only sibling and she has been gone (where did she go???) (I don't like that term when referring to someone who has died, but we all use it) for many years. We had fun laughing and re-living memories. His family lived in Miami, Fla and they grew up there. We would go visit about every other year.
Another Christmas memory for me was the silver, rotating, with colored lights below, Christmas tree. Did any of you have one of those? Now they are considered oh so tacky, but back in the 'dark ages', we thought it was cool and the thing to have. I can close my eyes and still see it turning.
It was a tradition for us too, to pile in the car and ride around looking at the Christmas decorations and lights. There were 6 of us and it was a tight squeeze, but we didn't care. The five adults were lots of fun for this one little girl. We still do that from time to time, but the number has whittled down to 2 - me and Jim!
More to come.............
KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS!