It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Chapter 12, Page 24, Book 19

Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.

C.S. Lewis

December 24th - Christmas Eve

Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas .  And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that’s set apart to celebrate love, friendship and God’s gift of the Christ child.

Amy Grant

Christmas Eve brings thoughts of Christmas this year with my family.  The happy greetings as we arrive to celebrate together.  The joyous sounds of the children after a long long trip. 

I loved it when I had all my children  still at home and will love being with all to them again to celebrate Christmas together once more.  Happy days are here again!

Id be happy if it stayed that way forever, but meanwhile Im counting my blessings that a least there will be this one time before I get too old to enjoy it, that well be together, all of us in one place.

I do write two blogs and this is the one to read if you want to keep up with what happens on our Family Christmas vacation this year.  It will start on the day after Christmas and run through the 11th of January.  Im calling it my 17 days of Christmas.  Yes I get 17 not just the usual 12 days of Christmas this year.

My Christmas Angels, DS#4 and his wife have made it possible and the rest have joined in to make the best Christmas ever.

Of all the nights of the year there is not one that is more anxiously awaited by young people than the night that precedes Christmas.  Then begins the great festival of the year the festival in honor of the birth of Christ; the festival that reminds us of the Child born in a manger, of the shepherds near Bethlehem watching their flocks by night and of the angels that sang of peace and good will to men.

Hamish Hendry


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Wishing you alll a very Happy Christms Eve!

betty said...

I look forward to reading your adventures with your family, Ma! I am sure it will be a wonderful time with some many memories being made!


jack69 said...

Precious is Christmas time. Love the family picture and KNOW you must relish and will remember this time. Yes, we too remember when our 2 boys were home for Christmas, family time is the best of times.
A visit I will remember all day today. Good entry.
Sherry & jack

Buttercup said...

Bright and blessed Christmas. I'm looking forward to following your holiday fun.

Mevely317 said...

Beautiful! We're just home from a quick bite to eat with Grand #1, then onto candlelight services in a few minutes. Something our weatherman posted today I thought was awesome: "With any luck we'll all be at the table again next year. But that is NOT promised. And, even if we are all in the room again next year, we will all be 365 days older, 365 days different. Memories are so, so, so wonderful. Make them. Moments are even better. Cherish them."

Merry Christmas, Ma!


a wonderful family portrait. have a very Merry Christmas.