I waited so late this year to get my tree up because I had to go back to Corpus and climb in my attic to retrieve our pre-lit tree. My legs are so sore from carrying boxes and tubs down the stairs. I think my muscles are in shock right now. Annie helped me with the ornaments while we listened to Michael W. Smith's Christmas CD. It reminds me more of a Nutcracker ballet type sound, but I love it nonetheless. Annie wasn't happy with that type of sound, so after 4 or 5 songs, I had to put on last year's Aly and AJ. It is one of my favorite Christmas CD's.
I had a huge Christmas wish answered today that I couldn't wait to share with all my blogging friends. My mom's husband Bobby had surgery to put in a stint in his aorta this week and he was able to go home in less than 24 hours. Praise God! But that wasn't the answer to prayer. We have been praying for him for years that he will come to know Christ as his personal Saviour. Well, today was a huge start. HE CAME TO OUR CHURCH! Our interim pastor shared a beautiful message and hopefully my stepfather was able to hear the voice of God calling to him. I could not be more thrilled. You know with all the house woes, and uncertainty that comes with that, this was a perfect gift to rejoice in. It is a wonderful start. I am so thankful for Bobby's heart being willing to step out and give it a try.
We have so much on our to do list this week, and I haven't bought a single gift. Can you imagine? Skip is having dental work tomorrow so please pray for little pain and a quick recovery. I am also having my mother's side of the family's Christmas party at my house this Saturday, so home schooling is going to involve a lot of Christmas music and cleaning. I'm still trying to figure out how to fit anywhere from 30 to 50 people in my home. I think we will have to spill out onto the back deck. Anyway, I hope you are all taking time this season to love your hubby, your family members and remember to show some Jesus love to everyone you come across. Blessings!