So what do you do when you find yourself
looking at life upside down???
Too much month left over at the end of the money.
The rent equals the check.
Not to mention groceries and gas?
Family connections lost.
Friends far away.
Hurting people everywhere
and no means to meet the need.
I hesitate to share my stories.
I never want to take for granted that some of you
will spend Christmas alone this year.
I care. I really do.
I hurt. I cry with you.
I understand depression. I know what it feels like to feel locked away.
I fight this every day even when surrounded by those I love.
This year, I am counting my blessings that I am spending the holidays
near my children. I don't take it for granted and I don't know if this is forever.
It may be for just a season, but we are where we are supposed to be for now.
Yesterday, I heard my grown son sing for the first time since middle school.
Can I tell you I cried?
Yes, I did.
He sang in all the Christmas plays as a little boy.
I think he moved more than he sang,
my busy little boy!
His wife sings beautifully too.
The last time I heard him sing, his voice was changing
and his voice was deep and low.
I felt sure he was a baritone or bass.
I could not believe that he is a perfect tenor.
He did all the ad lib stuff and vibrato that not everyone can do.
I was so proud of him.
He's such a good Christian husband and daddy.
Last week, I went to dinner with him and the kids.
Christina was working and so I tagged along.
There was a bad accident and I said, "Oh we need to pray."
Connor said, "Daddy pray."
Chad started praying aloud and then Connor cut in and finished the prayer.
I am so very proud of the man HE is!
Christy, Troy and Harper surprised him
and came to hear his debut.
Of course, let's get a picture!
This is what it looks like trying to get a family picture
made with busy little ones,
and it will happen!
Today I sing with Mary,
"My soul rejoices in God my Savior.
My soul doth magnify the Lord."