Saturday, December 18, 2010

Twas the Week before Christmas

My intentions of posting more have fallen to the wayside due to "Christmas Craziness"! The weeks have been full of concerts, activities, our Churches Christmas Journey, shopping, baking, decorating, and moments of peaceful happiness watching classic Christmas cartoons on the couch with Elizabeth.

The past weeks have had their ups and downs and one day of full out crying. I was bound and determined to get Christmas Cards out this year and it forced me to go through all the cards from Mike's funeral. Oh, it hurt so much, but I am so grateful too. Eight months ago, I didn't think it would be possible to still be standing, much less "living (going forward)" when Mike went home to Jesus. I had a moment when I thought, "I can't believe I have made it this far. Mike would be so proud of me." But then I realized reading those cards, "I" didn't do it. It was your cards, your emails, your posts, your phone calls, your kindness, your listening ears, your understanding, and CHRIST who kept us going. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you. We still have major hurdles in front of us (like Elizabeth's birthday!), so I am asking you to still pray for us and keep us in your hearts. But, thank you Lord Jesus for carrying us with your loving arms or with your wonderful followers all over the world.

Santa lives at the North Pole ~ JESUS is EVERYWHERE!
Santa rides in a sleigh ~ JESUS rides on the wind and walks on water!
Santa comes but once a year ~ JESUS is an ever present help.
Santa fills your stockings with goodies ~ JESUS supplies all your needs.
Santa comes down the chimney uninvited ~ JESUS stands at your door and knocks..and then enters your HEART!
You have to stand in line to see Santa ~ JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.
Santa lets you sit in his lap ~ JESUS lets you rest in His arms!
Santa doesnt' know your name. He says, "Hi little girl or boy. What is your name?"
JESUS knew our name before we were born. Not only does He know our name, but He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He evens knows the numbers of hairs on your head.
Santa has a belly like a bowlful of jelly ~ JESUS has a heart full of Love.
All Santa can offer is Ho, Ho, Ho. ~ JESUS offers health, help and hope.
Santa says "you better not cry" ~ JESUS says "cast all your cares on me for I care for you"
Santa's little helpers make toys ~ JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes, and builds mansions.
Santa may make you chuckle ~ JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.
While Santa puts gifts under your tree ~ JESUS became our gift and died on a tree!
Merry CHRISTmas!