Just needed everyone out there to know that we're OK. I've been trying hard to stay on top of holiday preparations and blogging has tended to be at the bottom of my "to-do" list. Today is a baking day. I'm going to work on Doodle's birthday cake- tomorrow is his 6th!!! Reflections on that can wait until tomorrow...
We're also going to make my favorite Christmas cookies- Chocolate Crinkles. I'm really not much for sweets, but these brownie-like creations are divine. Betty Crocker at her best.
Please pray specifically for Jake today. A decision is being made today that will affect him... And would really stretch me. Not in a bad way, but in a faith way. I can't share more now, but will when I can. Pray that the Lord's will is done. It's so easy for me to take my eyes off Him and look to all those around me. He's a faithful God and whatever happens, I will trust His leading.
Cards are out. Every gift that is bought is wrapped and tucked away. Decorations are in place. Baking has begun. Christmas music has been ringing through our home. Our advent time has been precious- a tribute to the attributes of Jesus. May Christ continue to be the focus of the season.
One short aside, I have promised some that I would post a photo of Jake's Christmas gift to me. My dear sweet husband totally floored me a few weeks ago while Christmas shopping and pulled me into the store he bought my engagement ring from almost 9 years ago. He told me he would like to "upgrade" my diamond for Christmas this year. (This being said to Miss Practical- especially in the gift dept.!) The thought had never crossed my mind. We spent some time in the store- me shaking like a leaf with a unbelieving grin plastered on my face. Well, yesterday the time had come to pick it up and I must say- it's beautiful. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, my dear wonderful husband!!! You're still amazing me 8+ years later... I love you!