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a few glimpses of christmas

January 5, 2014

It was a different Christmas for us this year.  Two weeks before arriving in Texas, we were in Minnesota unpacking our bags from having just been there for my father-in-law’s funeral.

Knowing we’d only be back in town a short time, we were determined to celebrate Christmas in our home and carry on as usual.  We trimmed the tree, made treats, decorated our home, built a gingerbread house,  mailed Christmas cards, and celebrated Advent in our own traditional way. There was an underlying sadness in it all, the daily mail was filled with more sympathy cards than Christmas ones. Losing Joe’s father during this holiday season, however, made the hope of Christmas more precious to us than ever before.  God gave us his son, the one who would rescue us from sin and death,  and we were going to celebrate.

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Our ornament for Christmas 2013: Aslan, of course…

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Our first Christmas staying at Uncle Robby and Aunt Alison’s new house…

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Aunt Kayla teaching the boys piano…

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Listening to Papa read the Christmas story…

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. joytknight permalink
    January 5, 2014 2:41 pm

    Song of the Stars is one of the most beautifully written books I know. It is a year-round favorite at our house!

  2. MamaPat permalink
    January 5, 2014 10:25 pm

    what darling children- so glad you could help them celebrate, yet sorry for your loss
    thanks for sharing-MamaPat

  3. Kari Johnson permalink
    January 6, 2014 10:02 pm

    I love seeing the pics, adorable!! Wishing there was audio too!

  4. Susie Tiemeyer permalink
    January 11, 2014 11:21 pm

    I love the photo of Peter looking up at his older brother, Sam…just adorable.

    I met your mom in the Sagemont library a few weeks ago; she’s a lovely lady.

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