"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!

Good morning family! We had a surprise visit yesterday afternoon from Laura, the woman over the program at Aspen Orthopedic Associates that brought Blake here.
I had been hoping to get to meet her and thank her for all that she did for our whole family to come to Aspen with Blake.
As simple as our lives are now, and our living situation is...this woman did SO much more than she was required to do so that all 5 of us could be here.
And then yesterday, she came all the way out to our apartment to deliver us homemade fudge, a card of thanks, and a Christmas CD that she made for us!
Can you believe that? What a doll!

Of course, our boys were only wearing underoos...so that was a bit embarrassing! But I was dressed and Sadie still had her clothes on, and at least I had picked up the apartment during naps! This place gets trashed in the blink of an eye!

So I thought you might like these pictures of our sweet, dainty, teensy girl downing fudge. She LOVED it (um, so did her mama!). She even screamed at me when I took the box away from her. She had her mouth full as well as a piece in each hand....and she still screamed!

She's going in for more! Look at how happy Cooper is! Its amazing what a little chocolate will do for ya!

Look at those lips trying so hard to keep the fudge in! Hilarious!

Blake is working all day today, but we are praying he can meet us at church tonight for Christmas eve service @ 5!
I am not going to let it get to me that I might be alone tonight, so please pray that I can keep focused on Christ and that today and tomorrow are about Him drawing near to our family and our children.

The kids watching the snow fall yesterday. The flakes were huge and you could see them sparkle in the air. It was incredible!

These are the words I will focus on today:

Tears are falling, hearts are breaking

How we need to hear from God

You’ve been promised, we’ve been waiting

Welcome Holy Child Welcome Holy Child

Hope that you don’t mind our manger

How I wish we would have known

But long-awaited Holy Stranger

Make yourself at home

Please make yourself at home

Bring your peace into our violence

Bid our hungry souls be filled

Word now breaking Heaven’s silence

Welcome to our world

Welcome to our world

Fragile finger sent to heal us

Tender brow prepared for thorn

Tiny heart whose blood will save us

Unto us is born Unto us is born

So wrap our injured flesh around you

Breathe our air and walk our sod

Rob our sin and make us holy

Perfect Son of God Perfect Son of God

Welcome to our world!


norma murphy said...

Merry Christmas Eve!! So thankful for Skype and that we could see and talk with you just now!! Miss you all deeply this day... Love, Mom

Melodie said...

oh how i love this song! thanks for reminding me of those words and putting that thought into my head today. praying that Blake can be with you this evening for the service.

Aubrey said...

Love it! Your babies are just too precious!! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve!! Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I love to see pictures of those little buns! I sure do miss them. Sadie eating the fudge is priceless! I'd much rather be in Aspen right now than sweeping snow off of the walls INSIDE the garage. Wow! Never had to do that before. I'm ready for Blizzard 2009 to be out of here! Hope you all have a good day tomorrow and I'm praying that Blake will not get called in for any reason. Love you guys and Merry Christmas!