Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

I have been doing better...not worrying SO much. Thank you for all of your kind words of encouragement and prayers...it means ALOT!

Rigg is doing well. He is so smily and happy. This evening he entertained the room at large with giggles galore.

And my joy overflowith.

I was putzing around the house this morning. Getting very little done, to be honest. I went in to check on Rigg during his nap and found a sweet surprize. He has recently been reaching out and grabbing at obejects that are within his reach. He must have been playing a bit before he fell asleep because when I went in to check on him he was hugging a toy doggy. It was so sweet, I ran out to get the camera. He had moved a little bit by the time I got back, but I snapped a photo anyway...the sound and flash made him jump a little in his sleep...I immediatly hit the ground so he wouldn't see me and duck-walked out of the room. I laughed at my nerdyness. But I got the pic!

The Captain just informed me that for my Christmas present he is taking me to a very fancy shmancy hotel and out to eat tomorrow night. SUPER EXCITED!!! This is the first time EVER we have left a child overnight. We never did it with Caden (never had a reason to) and have not yet left the big Rigg. I am torn between elation over sleeping in and nervousness about being away from the babe...I think the sleep will win out in the end!
And then it is Christmas...where has time gone?!?!?!?

I love Christmas. It evokes warm, cuddly memories in me. I absolutly soak up the day itself. All the time sitting and laughing with family...and all the food...ahh, heaven on earth....
I am so thankful to have a Christian family, both mine and Andy's. It is wonderful to get together and share the same thoughts and feelings about the Holiday. To read the Christmas story...to pray and worship together on a day set aside to remember the baby, the baby who came to save us all. A baby who grew into a man who died on a cross for my sin. He took the penalty for my sin, my shame and because of His work I can live forever in Heaven. I am greatful for the baby. I am in awe of the way God chose to save the world. At Christmas I rejoice in the begining of the story that is still being written in the hearts of believers until His return.

And as I have said before...what a glorious day that will be.

I love Christmas, because it is not about me, it is all about Jesus and what He has done.

Merry Christmas and much love and peace to you this year.


The Buchanan Family said...

So glad Rigg is doing better! Merry Christmas to you too!

Just Me - The Champion said...

Merry Christmas to you my friend. God bless you. May this Christmas bring you joy and peace and reflect God's love for you. PS. Thanks for posting more pics of Rigg I adore his smile! :) Peace sister! lv, jen

Anonymous said...

I have been a reader from "afar." You do not know me but I know your mom from work. You have NO IDEA how your words have helped me this year. They have brought me closer to God. Because of you, I am praying daily. I haven't done that in years. As you have struggled with worry, I have too. As I saw you turn to Jesus to take away the worry, so have I. God has answered a prayer for me today. Thank you, thank you. I hope you have the most Blessed Christmas with your family, especially your precious son and husband.

Thank you!!