The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Joyful, joyful....

I'm almost giddy with excitement! It's the most wonderful time of the year. Seriously, isn't this the best? I love the week of Thanksgiving through the week of New Year's. There's so much anticipation, so much cheer, so much family... so much FOOD! :) And there are just so many things we have to be thankful for and hopeful about this year!

Like this... who would recognize this little one from then to now?

This is Meg with her two grandmothers on the morning after we arrived in Nashville.

And these are her and her beloved big brother, tonight at bedtime. What a little Christmas miracle she is! And there seem to be little miracles all around us right now and I am just over the moon with excitement!

I want to start the Christmas season by just mentioning that I can't express how thankful I am not to have a longing in my heart this year at the holidays. I can't remember a time when I felt total and complete cotentment, especially at Christmas. I always new there was something out there on the horizon for me that I was going to have to work for and strive toward. I always felt the pull of "when..." But now my family is complete, I have every thing and person I ever wanted in my life and I am so very happy and relieved this year to just "be" for Christmas. Just be a family, just be here and not have my heart or mind somewhere else, just be happy that my husband has a job and we are warm... we are just so very blessed, abundantly cared for, and decadently fortunate.

So, hopefully you'll not get sick of my peppiness by the end of December and I will completely lose all my three followers because you're sick of holiday cheer... but I can't help but be a little dizzy tonight at the thought of a play kitchen set under our tree on Christmas morning! :)

Proverbs 17:22
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."


Tiger & Kar said...

I'm pretty sure you have more than 3 followers Ondrea! I'll never get sick of your peppines - I love it!

Meg is simply gorgeous. She looks wonderful, and I love the photo w/ her big bro.

Now go forth and spread the holiday cheer!

Amy said...

I'll second Kar, love your peppiness and insights - although by your count we're #1 & #2 haha!

I love this season too. It's the best!

Meg is adorable -- realy looks so comfy with her big brother. What a year for her and you all. A real reason to be Thankful!

Michelle R said...

Ok, this makes me #3!!
I have to totally agree about being content. God put that urge for a daughter so strong on my heart and now that it is gone, I can simply savor all 4 of my amazing kids. Keep the peppiness up, I may need shots of it daily!

findingourdaughter said...

I also look forward to the day when the longing is no more. Thank you for being so open, honest and real!
God Bless this joyous season!
I think I am #4....opps, broke your record, LOL!

Carol said...

#5! keep up the peppy posts. Ho Ho Ho and enjoy the season. It is snowing here, the lights are up on the house it is really feeling like Christmas.

Lindsay said...

From our family to yours - may you have a wonderful Christmas season :)

Kim Abraham said...

What a beautiful post. I may have to borrow your words because they reflect exactly how I feel this Christmas too!

Merry Christmas! Kim