11. Decorating the house and wrapping a long-distance Christmas present for our daughter.
10. Special meals with friends and neighbours throughout the Christmas season.
9. Two wonderful Christmas dinners with both sides of the family.
8. Visit to the the Winter Village at The Evergreen Brick Works with friends.
7. Skating party with our grandchildren.
6. Church service on Christmas Eve.
5. Watching grandchildren opening presents.
3. Receiving a homemade quilt from a dear friend.
2. Going for a long walk and talk with my 27-year-old son.
1. Experiencing a very peace-filled Christmas.
I remember kneeling beside my bed and praying at the beginning of December for a simple Christmas filled with good moments, time to reflect on Christ’s birth and that I would come out “the other end” of this season with calm.
It’s interesting to me how hard I needed to work at staying still – it just doesn’t come naturally to me.
But it happened and I’m so very thankful.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9.6