Christmas Brunch: Day 8

Today was the Christmas Brunch at Church. It was I think my favorite so far. The speaker was wonderful, the worship was great and seeing God in all things was just so incredible. I think watching my daughter be such a servant is really moving to me. She works the entire time and all just because of her servants heart. Whether it was selling tickets, or filling water pitchers, to just giving people hugs because they needed it was so moving for me. 

Sunday she was selling tickets for the brunch and a young woman came up to buy tickets but she had her bank card and I guess they weren’t set up for that. Emilie told the girl to call her and she would take care of it, but Emilie somehow missed the girls number. Emilie said, “The only thing I could do was to tell God, and she said when they came in the door, she knew that they were the answer to her prayers.” 

The girl just got a job here in town, but she is from Wisconsin. Her Mom is from Nigeria. She is visiting. Emilie and I had room at our table so we had them sit with us and what I love about being a Christian is we were sisters right from the start. They have been here in town for eight weeks. I just enjoyed listening to their voices and I can’t wait to see them soon. 

This is our youngest son. Next week he starts his own adventure. Yesterday was his last day at his job here in town. He will be moving to a new T.V. station next week. This makes the third one to leave. Our other son and his family have been traveling the U.S. this year. Yesterday they posted this.

They have only a few states left. They left here in April. God has been with them this whole trip and taken care of them. There have been floods, hurricanes and so many other things they haven’t told me I am sure. Then of course, our trip to Tucson earlier in the month to stay with our oldest daughter. 

Its been a very interesting year. This year, was different than any of the others. I am sure when Mary and Joseph, heard from the shepherds, about the heavenly host telling them about the birth of a Savior of the whole world, they never had any idea how the world would be changed. Babies if you think about it change the world. As I see my own children going out in the world, and how in each one of their lives they are changing the world. 

Do you remember that saying that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world?I think it still rings true. 

So day eight has given me pause today. I will have another emotional week as I prepare myself to let another fly from the nest. If you are familiar with Miss Flite in my favorite Charles Dickens, Bleak House, I am starting to feel more and more like her. I keep opening the cages and off they fly. 

Blessings from my heart to yours,


7 thoughts on “Christmas Brunch: Day 8

  1. What a neat brunch! And I guess we are all flying the coop and going all over the place, aren’t we? But think of all the lives we’ve touched. Just like Wonderful Life x 6. 🙂


  2. Looks like you’ve had an enjoyable and uplifting week.
    It’s always interesting to see how our kids grow and spread their wings 🙂
    Isn’t it nice to know that you have great kids that will lead kindly lives and live as an example to others!

    Warm wishes.


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