The Christmas Tree is up and I am so glad. My sister in law Carol (my Sissy) and I always decorate the tree together but this year I was on my own. She had to work and I had to get it up.
She is an artist at heart and very meticulous and I could always count on it looking perfect. What normally takes us an hour and a half took me 5 1/2 hours, but I am pleased with it. Half of the time was second guessing myself on how she would have done it and I am sure when she sees it, she will not be able to resist the temptation to do some tweaking here and there. I am not structured, she is. I missed her company though. She's a nurse and must take the hours dealt her. I am just so thankful that all members of our family have jobs this time of year as things are so bleak for so very many. This makes me so sad. So, as I decorated the tree, I prayed for everyone I know who is having a hard time financially, health problems, spiritual doubts, etc. And the time went by so peacefully. I know my prayers were heard and ask God to bless and meet the needs of each one.
I can't wait for the grandkids to get here this morning and see their faces. It is raining here in California this morning and will be off and on through Wednesday. It feels like the Season is finally here. Amos the Cat has already made his way to the tree stand "watering hole" and Jake the Dog is the one I have to really keep an eye on. He likes to chew everything that isn't nailed down and this is his first Christmas and tree. So, I am sure the words for the day will be "please don't touch" Hannah, and "put that down Jake". My tree is mostly Coke a Cola inspired,(imagine that:), but I also have stuffed bears with angel wings throughout the tree, one for every baby I have prayed for that is in heaven this Christmas. Sadly to say, I cleaned out Big Lots to get enough of these bears. And Jake loves stuffed animals. It should be a fun day.
I want you to know that I am praying for all of you who visit here, for blessings, health, finances, love and hope. My hearts two most urgent requests are for baby Zoe to be home with her family for Christmas, and for my sweet friend Kelli to receive news of the kidney she so desperately needs right now and for the Lord to meet both of these families needs in a trememdous way. And if anyone reading has anything specific you need prayers for, please feel free to tell me in your comments. I am sure my friends will pray for you too. I have made many wonderful "heart friends" over the past year or more. I hope your day is a blessed and wonderful one.
Love and Hugs, Laurie