You probably know by now that The Mom is very emotional… well, you should see her at the break of a new year! She gets SO excited, jumping for joy and making noise; then quietly wiping away a tear. It’s because, if you really stop to think: God didn’t have to allow you to make it to another year. And, if you stop to notice only the blessings that are around right now–never mind all the ones you’ve had all year… Then there’s the excitement of the year to come. Who can tell what amazing lessons will be learned, with a God who loves you enough to die for you?
One reason The Mom is cranked up for all that, is because of reading over her journal for the year, both here on lj and her private one. For example, reading back about when her Boy was so sick, helps her realize how much better things are now!
This is the season for the Wise Men, the “Three Kings”. Whether you have plans to party tonight, or just sit quietly at home, dress up like Royalty for the evening. Take pride in who you were created to be–a child of The King… (but don’t be like King Herod, and ‘kill the Christ’ in you!)
This one is from several years ago, when The Boy was still beardless.
A New Year’s gift for you:
“We ask our God to make you worthy of the life he has called you to live. May he fulfill by his power all your desire for goodness and complete your work of faith.” (2 Thessalonians 1:11)