We snuggled next to the first fire in our fireplace lastnight. It makes me sad to know we won't ever be doing that with Holden. I feel like part of my family is missing here on earth. I know what Holden is experiencing does not even compare to a cozy fire, but I just feel so incomplete without him.
Christmas is coming up, which means Christmas cards will also be arriving. Each year I ban Chet from checking the mail in December, and rush to my mailbox like a small child, as soon as I get home. It's my favorite thing about the season. I love, love, love receiving and reading cards, especially Christmas cards. This year was supposed to be the best. I had dreamed of and designed the "perfect" card for about 9 months. I had bought all three of our outfits for pictures back in the beginning of August, as soon as stores put out fall/winter clothes.
I had really thought about not sending out a Christmas card this year. In fact, up until last night, Chet and I thought we wouldn't. Good thing I have an amazingly talented and caring friend, Jaci, who designs beautiful cards. I am happy to say that with her sweet abilities, Jaci has made us a card we will be sending out. She has given me a little joy already in this holiday season. Thank you, Jaci!
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7