"'8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men.'" — Luke: 8-14 from the King James Version
Just popping in to wish everyone a very Blessed Christmas and hope that your morning was filled with fun suprises, laughter, and much love!
For me, the days leading up to this special day were filled with a lot of chaos and stress—not at all the peaceful days of Advent that I had been looking forward to. But in the end, everything worked out… the house is clean (relatively speaking), my roots are no longer gray, and the kids and hubby were thrilled with their gifts (as was I!)—so I can finally breath a big sigh of relief and meditate better on the REAL reason for the season, which is the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
I'm hoping and praying that you will be able to do the same and that you'll join me in celebrating today and the rest of this special season with much JOY! *Ü*