Well, this was the first Christmas that I didn't spend with any family. I cried at first, but it turned out to be a great day. We had a relaxing morning. Drinking coffee. Eating breakfast. Opening presents. We even managed to take the bike out for a ride to Starbucks. We enjoyed dinner with friends. And ended the night playing games with more friends. Its fun to think about how different next year will be. We won't be able to sit and sip coffee all morning. We'll be chasing Levi around and assembling toys!! I can't hardly wait!! So even though I was sad to not be with family, I soaked up the time alone with Jason, cherishing this last Christmas just the two of us.
Jason preached a few weeks ago and I've thought a lot about his sermon since then. It was a Christmas message and the focus was on the Christmas story. Jason challenged us to see that the story of Christmas isn't just about Jesus being born. It's actually a rescue story. or a rescue plan. God's rescue plan. And so this Christmas season, I've found comfort in knowing that despite my failures. Despite my sin. Despite the fall world we live in. God sent His Son to save us. Our prayer is that you too, will find comfort in God's rescue plan this year.
It's now a couple of days past Christmas. I'm anxiously waiting for it to be January. This time next month we'll be IN Ethiopia. That's crazy to me. It still seems so far away, but I know it will be here before we know it. Sweet baby Levi, we'll be there soon. We can't wait to meet you. And to hold you. To kiss you. To tell you how much we l
ove you. See you soon!!
Jason opening up his gifts
me opening up a box from my parents with goodies for Levi
out for a Christmas treat at Starbucks