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Christmas is Almost Here!

The year 2017 is quickly coming to an end.  Seems the older one gets, time progresses at lightning speed!

Back in July, I shared about the hand blown glass Christmas ornaments I purchased during my trips to Egypt, and how they were missing after my move to Montana.  Well, the day after Thanksgiving, I put up my own Christmas tree in the living area just outside my bedroom.  Since someone else is enjoying  my glass ornaments (hopefully!), I used the ornaments I made of my seven grandchildren.  They filled the tree and I love it!

As a grandparent, my seven grandchildren are worth much more to me than Egyptian hand blown glass ornaments.  Even though grandchildren can cause heartache, I wouldn’t exchange any one of them for all the tea in China – or hand blown glass ornaments in Egypt!

I am so grateful for the Word of God and the encouragement for grandparents.  Here are several verses that are promising to me.

“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread” (Psalm 37:25).

“Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am He who will sustain you.  I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you” (Isaiah 46:4).

“But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children”  (Psalm 103:17).

I am so thankful to the Lord for His sustaining grace and mercy.   I’m also thankful for my husband of 50 years (now with the Lord); for our oldest child who went to heaven at just 13 months of age; for a wonderful daughter and son who, along with their spouses, have given us seven wonderful grandchildren.

I’m also grateful for so many loving friends who are a blessing and encouragement to me!  Have a blessed Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!


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