Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Morning

Quiet morning... 
peaceful moment.... 
ahhhh so relaxed,
got it all done.... 
I think...
no wait, do I have to run to town for one more thing.... no, we can do without.
Another sip of coffee... 
Steve and I feel so peaceful... 
getting ready for Christmas this year felt like giving birth. 
Another sip of coffee. 
It is overcast out. 
The fire is crackling in the stove, we are still snug in bed. 
The children are all still sleeping peacefully... perhaps this moment will stretch out until noon.
Sigh.... Christmas Eve Morning, still quiet, still peaceful. 
Time to reflect...
I haven't had a nice, sweet moment of reflection yet this Christmas.
It shouldn't be that way, but too often it is;
this year, especially,  it has seemed like those delightful feelings of the "Christmas Spirit" are so far away.
Must be the condition of the world.
  But I feel it right now (the Christmas Spirit)
So does Steve.
Am remembering Christmas's of times gone by.
Sweet, happy memories.
Thank you Lord, that you are still here, right here.
Thank you Lord for giving us the most wonderful gift of all.... your precious Son, and our ability to fellowship with You.
All this is trivial in comparison to what awaits us with You.
You are so sweet,  Oh Precious Lord.
Thank you for your "Light".  I have seen it everywhere;  shining in the darkness.  It is beautiful.
I long to make it shine from me.
 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Mom Merry Christmas! What a peaceful post. You pulled me right into your restful peaceful moment. Especially loved what you said about light and the verse in John. I it was so nice talking to you today! I hope the rest of your day went well and Luke gets in safely. We love you all sooooo much!!