Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Day......a busy day to be sure......house to clean, food to prepare, gifts to finish wrapping, seating plan and making sure there's enough cutlery and china for 19....going to the Christmas Eve service....filling 7 stockings.....getting everything under the tree and falling into bed to get a few hours of sleep before the real work begins tomorrow! It's a good thing that Christmas comes but once a year!

Our dog Tucker is still with us...the new medication, although still not allowing him to relieve himself properly, it must be helping some because he doesn't seem to be as stressed and in pain about it all.....poor dog has to wear adult diapers though...not very dignified....

We went to the funeral of eldest daughter and my friend's mom......even though there was sadness, it was a beautiful time of praising the Lord....I have to admit that of all the Christmas things that we've been doing the last few weeks...even at church, that the funeral service was the closest that I've felt to having joy and praise in my heart that I've felt for a very long time. The people at this church spent most of the 2-1/2 hours praising the Lord as well as doing the usual tributes to a fine lady. It did one's soul good to be privileged to be a part of it all.

Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow......

Merry Christmas to one and all.....

1 comment:

Joanne said...

What is it about Christmas? The older I get, the more I dread the work of the holidays. I am almost irritated having to put everything away this week. How sad, huh?

Thanks for leaving your comment today..I can't wait until the Lord washes the slate clean with 2008 and we have a fresh new year to begin again.

I am so sorry about your dog. That is so very difficult. When your family is sick and in the hospital, that can be a horrible thing to go through and so physically exhausting.

Praying for both of us, that this next year is full of blessings beyond our belief.

Happy NEW year!