What an eventful Christmas Eve!!
Christian, Ollie, Claire, and I took a morning Barre class,
then grabbed breakfast next door.
North Carolina is in an unprecedented cold spell.
Temperatures are FREEZING, with power outages and frozen pipes.
We've been lucky and haven't been too affected.
Lottie and I made Christmas cookies together...well, about 15 minutes in,
she dipped, and I finished them alone.
Not really alone since both girls were journalling and drawing
and doing whatever. We decided to grab pizza for a late lunch and then
went on a fun ride looking at Christmas lights around town.
We came home, and I got to work wrapping presents and organizing
Santa's haul for the following day.
When it was dark, I wrapped up their Christmas PJs
and made a charcuterie board to graze on for the rest of the evening.
We opened up PJs (Jordan shirts- representing NC!),
then read Luke 2. Of course...this is what it's all about!
We discussed the Son of God and His purpose and mission on earth.
I cried thinking about Ollie leaving and Jane
celebrating Christmas in Portugal.
Good happy tears (and, yes, sad, too).
Christian and I stayed up late (but not as late as previous Christmas Eves),
wrapping presents while watching Christmas movies.
The shepherds reverently approached the stable to worship the King of kings.
How will we worship Him this season? Endlessly shopping?
Hustling about and adorning our homes? Will that be our tribute to our Savior?
Or will we bring peace to troubled hearts, good will to those in
need of higher purpose, glory to God in our willingness to do His bidding?
– Ronald A. Rasband