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Wednesday, December 25, 2013
It made me cry as they explained the gift! It means so much to me to have a little piece of the church house I love so much. I was baptized there, discipled there (still am), Taylor and I were married there, and it is one of the greatest joys of my life to serve in various capacities there. My baby was dedicated to the Lord there. That place is such a big part of who I am. However--the best part of all that is--it is not because of the church house or building, which I do love so much. It is because of the Church. The people. The community of believers I am so thankful to be a part of, who continually invest in me and help me and my family grow in the Lord.
What a precious and thoughtful gift. Thank you Mom and Dad!
A message from my sweet boy--Take THAT, flu:
That smile melts my heart.
And, just for you--the tail end of the Christmas sunrise from this morning:
It is a lighter that is specially made for the Big Green Egg cooker he has. However, if you need some SERIOUS hair bounce, this thing might could do in a pinch.
One more very interesting happening of the night: as we were finishing up dinner, and getting T.Mark ready for his bath, we heard bells outside. We looked out the front door, and apparently Santa had decided to stop by! He came in, saying ho-ho-ho and Merry Christmas, stayed for a minute to take a pic or two with T.Mark, and then handed us a giant stocking full of small toys like play-doh, balls, a tiny airplane, and others. This all happened extremely fast, and he left right after he handed us the stocking. Everyone looked around, assuming that the others had orchestrated it. But none of us had. We still have no idea how it happened or where he came from.
So there's a little Christmas magic for you!