I know this will probably never happen, but they are calling for snow and a wintry mix tomorrow. I really wish it would snow!! That would be so much fun! Here in the south, we hardly ever get snow, so I get excited about it. Especially at Christmas!!
Last night, John and Ashley came over and had tacos with us since everyone was home. We had plans to watch Christmas movies, but we changed our minds and decided to go look at this house that absolutely goes ALL OUT with their Christmas lights. Think Griswalds!! This house has penguins on a roller coaster and a carousel and everything you can imagine. AND it has a radio station you can turn to that plays in time with the lights! It was a sight to behold, let me tell you.
I had a happy surprise when I got home today. Lindy had cleaned up the entire kitchen and everything was spotless. The Christmas music was on and a fire was lit. Rocky was in hog heaven. She spread a towel out right in front of the fire so he could lie down on it and I don't think he moved for at least a couple of hours! haha
And can I just share with you a heartwarming Christmas story? It was written by my friend Lorrie. It is a true story about her own life. She posted it on Facebook and I saw it this afternoon and it brought tears to my eyes.
By the way, the guy Lorrie liked in this story is my good friend from high school and the godly man she is married to today. The preacher in this story is my dad, and, of course, his daughter-in-law would be my brother's wife, Angie...(you know the one that was on World's Strictest Parents??) She is the friend Lorrie is referring to here. Anyway...this story just exemplified to me what the Christmas season is all about! So I thought I would share it with you...all my blogging friends!
A Christmas Memory ~
Alone , she was a young, divorced mom of a baby. No child support was coming in and medical bills had piled up. No money for a tree. Magically, a tree shows up at her door with no note.
A friend shows up to string popcorn because the tree needed some love. This friend knew she needed a word from the Lord. That there is hope. She gave her this verse: Matthew 6:26-to ponder in her heart.
The young mom prayed to the Lord that night asking for help...believing.
The next day two women who she didn't know showed up with a crib, clothes, & food for her baby.
He is alive. He cares for widows and orphans and us all!
It all started with a young man who she really liked and his love for the Lord, a sweet preacher's message and his daughter-in-law's love.
When I think of where I was and where He has led me I am so humbled.
How blessed I am to have all this..my sweet husband,family and friends in such abundance.