Even though it seems our world has been turned upside down, we still have to praise God for His goodness, and even when things look grim, He's still there in the people we talk to, the friends we surround ourselves with, and the people we love. Please keep praying for Aaron and Nancy, as he's undergoing a biopsy today. We'll know more next week; they are doing well, and their spirits are good....but they covet your prayers.
Now for a bit of Christmas cheer. The other day, we were going to meet my parents for lunch, so the boys and I stopped off at Goodwill along the way. Guess what I walked out with? You'll never believe it....a 6 foot, pre-lit Christmas tree that was only $5! I was pretty excited; that kind of deal doesn't come along every day. As Jacob piped up and said, "Man, Mommy, Goodwill is the place to be!" LOL Anyway, I got home with it, and was digging into it, getting ready to set it up, and alas, there were no legs. (This shouldn't have been a surprise to me, since it seems that everything is this way lately). LOL But Dan stepped in like a hero, and he quickly built a little wooden stand for it, and it works great! I cannot complain. Yeah, this tree is a slightly skinnier tree, but it's still really pretty, and how could I resist $5? I mean, it's practically brand new too. We even went to Dollar Tree and splurged $5 on the ornaments for it. Then instead of tinsel, I wrapped some ribbon I had around it. It's gorgeous, and it just lights up our bedroom quite nicely. So, now I'm one of those crazy people who has 2 trees: One in the living room (with all its memory-filled ornaments):
and our $5 tree in the bedroom.
(Oh yeah, and my mom went and got herself a couple trees too; she got a slightly bigger one, and she got some smaller mini trees). So, next time you're driving by Goodwill, stop in; you never know what kind of Christmas cheer you might find.:) Merry Christmas!