Hi my special blog friends!
I remember doing my “25 days of Christmas” last year … like it was only yesterday … and here it is Christmas AGAIN! 😯 I don’t think it is just a case of getting older … I truly think life is busier and the year moves more quickly for us all.
It has been a difficult year … and many of you have shared all the ups & downs … so I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all those who sent messages of encouragement & sympathy … and tried to make the load a little lighter. All your messages touched my heart … and helped to keep me going. I will be sad this year … because my dear dad is not here to share Christmas with us … and especially because it is the first Christmas for our first grandchild and he would have loved to have watched the fun we have with her. I am also missing my family who are all sharing Christmas together in Q’ld. But … I am so blessed to have all my kids & no. 1 granddaughter here to make it special.
I am so thankful to God for watching over us this year … and although it has been tough at times … He has always been there to support, guide and encourage. I truly wonder how others survive trials and difficulties without the knowledge that they are in God’s hands … and that He has a special plan for all our lives. I like to think I have grown through the sadness & trials … and I am so thankful that my faith has been such a comfort to me.
But … my blog friends have also been a comfort and encouragement … and I just wanted you all to know how special that has been to me!
On a happy note … we are sooooo looking forward to spending Christmas with our little Bree! She has been such a blessing this year … and a joy to have around. She has more pressies under the tree than anyone else … and is going to be thoroughly spoilt … but … hey … isn’t that what grandparents, aunts & uncles are for???
Anyway … I think I have “blethered” on long enough!!! I just want to pop by and wish you all a wonderful Christmas full of joy and blessings from God … and that 2012 might be an exciting & happy year for you all. (I am looking forward to starting a new year! 😉 ) Take care over the holiday season … and drive safely! 😀
Gav is having the time between Christmas & New Year off from work. I had to talk him into it … because his patient list is a mile long and he hates making people wait. But … it has been such a BIG year … with so few holidays (only 1 week!) … and I think we all need the break. So … I may not get back here until the New Year … but I am sure you will all understand if I take a break from blogging for a week or so, too???
With all my love … thanks … and prayers for you to have a special Christmas …