December 24, 2010

merry christmas

If you were to stop by I'd offer you a cookie or two... baked fresh at 5am. I don't sleep much the week before Christmas... just filled with the anticipation and wonder of it all. Yes, all... even the crazy-rushing around. There are things I didn't get to... and things that I hadn't planned on, but couldn't resist. Sometimes you just have to pick and choose... and hope that maybe next year there will be time for everything. We are going to make sugar cookies tomorrow though... I promised the kids, and thought it might be fun since Eric will be working (but close by.)
I am looking forward to church tonight... the candle light, the voices and the story. Oh, that story. I am thankful all over again for this gift that God gave us... not just that on that starry night, but the celebrating year after year. And with each passing year, I seem to gather more in my heart.

Merry Christmas... I hope you kneel at the manger, laugh in the twinkling lights of the tree, bask in the glow of a smile over a gift you've given, and feel the embrace of family and friends... hold them close.

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful,Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6


Corinne Cunningham said...

Merry Christmas, Dawn :)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, dear friend. May your day be filled with sweet blessings. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Cookies at 5am? You are something special.
I hate that Eric is working....but it always makes me feel safer too.
Have a beautiful day today, tomorrow and well....forever too.
Merry Christmas my sweet friend.

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