We are feeling quite blessed these days thanks to the Christmas cards and treats that have been coming our way. Each one feels like a hug from across the pond. My mom sent us a big box of Christmas crafts. It has provided lots of decorations, cards and endless hours of fun. I even came up with a way to use the Christmas stickers to practice multiplication with Anne and William. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!
My aunt and uncle sent us beautiful, monogrammed ornaments. Our little tree could never hold them up so we have them hanging from the glass shelves in the living room. They make the room look festive and remind us just how much we are loved. This morning another treat arrived. My friend, Linda sent us a Christmas king cake from Manny Randazzo's bakery. Wow! It doesn't get much better than sitting in England, biting into a piece of New Orleans.
We have enjoyed lighting our little handmade Advent wreath this season. With just two days left, I'd like to share with you a prayer we read each night:
Be the flame to light my way through the dark times, when I sit and wait for Jesus to come near.
Be the flame to warm my soul through the cold times, as I sit and wait for Jesus to come near.
Be the flame to spark and sing through the silent times, as I sit and wait for Jesus to come near.
May Jesus be with me this day and every day: my light and my salvation.
by Lois Rock
Much Love and Thanks,