Monday, December 17, 2012

Where are you Christmas?

only a skiff... I am so afraid that will be all we get this year.
It's just part of what makes Christmas here for me.

Celebrations?  Yes being with friends helps bring Christmas near.
We had 3 this week, two company parties (no pictures ugggg) but they were lovely.
And our annual Breakfast with our church family.
They go all out, everyone helps...
The young men helped to set up a really fun price is right game for everyone to participate.
The men cooked the breakfast, the young women and ladies helped serve.

And the kids made the table decorations... my favorite!
A good time was had by all.

And we even did some present wrapping and delivered some secret gifts, we enjoy that part of Christmas too.

With all that Holiday Whoobie Whatie stuff, I still woke up Friday with an empty place in my heart asking myself, "where is Christmas".

Trying to console me, my strong silent mysterious man said tomorrow we will go out and serve someone else, that will help bring Christmas!

And he was right...

we had noticed the gutters were full, and I actually have experience in this area.
Yep, my Dad taught me a little of everything.
I was just the right height to hold the bucket over my head for him to drop the mud and good down into it, carefully aiming as not to drop any on me (giggle)

I have to saw, Jim had way too much fun with that part, exclaiming "woops" here and there as I ate a few more pine needles that I should have.

After waking up sore the next morning we realized what a big job it had been, and next year we know a few teenagers in town that we will call to come help "bring Christmas" in with us :)
But now this roof is ready for Santa and his reindeer to land safely!

If you are looking for Christmas too, 
I promise you don't have to look very far.
This was the best thing for my empty aching heart!
I don't share this to brag or boast at all, but just to help you to know that the old adage "to give is better than to receive" is SO TRUE!!!
I think my heart grew three sizes that day!!

1 comment:

HeidiT said...

I just got caught up on all of your posts. Thank you for sharing - I love reading your blog, I often catch myself giggling.
I was disappointed by the lack of snow too! Especially when I saw how enchanting it was to Camden, I hope we get more.
And I really need to finally do the bountiful basket thing, I keep forgetting. I like the idea of getting things i would never usually buy myself.

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