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Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas To All!!
Holiday Greetings from the "Smith" Women
The last two days have been full of laughter, smiles, giving, eating and reflecting. It has been a great time for me and my family. We have learned how to embrace the future, accept the past, reflect and remember without falling apart, and to appreciate the gift of our Lord and realize just how blessed we are.
God has given me two beautiful, talented daughters and a granddaughter that is without a doubt the "Smartest, cutest child to ever walk the earth"!! As seen through a "Nana's Eyes"!!
We enjoyed going to church on Christmas Eve at the "Children's Service". Miss Ella danced and sang and brought unspeakable joy to my heart as I watched this precious child of God worship the King of Kings in her own fashion. Childlike faith is what is it all about!!
After church we went to my house where we enjoyed a small buffet before heading over the "River and through the woods" to Jenny and Jon's house. Jon met us after work at my house. He was on call and was in and out as duty called him. After being married to a doctor for over 30 years I am quite used to Holidays on call....you make the best of it and continue with or without everybody being present. Our buffet was easy, mostly pre-prepared food that could be put on the table without fuss. It was tasty and just exactly what fit the evening.
We love shrimp.....fresh, easy any with cocktail sauce!!
We also love cheese. KK got lots of wonderful flavors of cheese and fruit at Whole Foods and made a beautiful platter.
Veggies, dip and Nana's homemade bread rounded out our meal. We also had a spiral cut turkey breast.
At Jenny's we continued the party with gift exchange and opening packages.
Is there anything more fun than watching an almost 2 year old experience Christmas?
An of course there had to be cookies put out for the jolly old man himself.....Santa!!!
Christmas morning brought more surprises and a brunch that included my "Angel Friends". Shirley, Goodness and Mercy had to be together on Christmas Day!!
Thank you Lord for the gift of your son and the purpose for which he came to earth. Thank you for these "Heavenly" friends which have walked alongside me during the difficult days and the joyful ones. Thank you for loving us and for the many blessings you give us each and every day....not just on Christmas Day! AMEN!!