Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Little Eager

Yes, I am a little eager for all things Christmas this year :)

I finally figured out why... this is the first Christmas for quite a few years that I haven't been ill, recovering from surgery or in the hospital.

I feel really good and I know that with my particular "tent" feeling good and being healthy is precarious at best. I look forward to my new body in heaven and am just making do with the one I currently have.

But with that said, there are many who are experiencing many different emotions and afflictions this Christmas. I know and am aching with those that are grieving the loss of a loved one (both recently and coming up on the first year anniversary).

I know too many to count that are in financial hardship.

I know a few that are struggling with life in general.

As everyone begins the hustle and bustle that too often define this time of year, I wanted to let you know that I remember and my heart is aching with yours. I am praying and I am here.

For those of you in a good place this Christmas season, I encourage you to slow down and look around. There are many in our midst that need to be seen, need to be encouraged, need to know that they matter.

I hope we take the opportunity to reach out to those around us and remind them, not so much in words but in deed, the love of the Savior whose birth we celebrate.

On that note, I'd like to introduce you to our neighbor. He and his parents could use your prayers right now.

They just found out the tumor is back. He is at St. Jude's Hospital as I type this. His surgery was yesterday. He is the sweetest, cutest little thing in person and he lives on our street.

Please pray for this little guy and his family.

Thank you,


Mrs. Bridget G. said...

How heartbreaking. God Bless Him.

Andrea Bell said...

What a little sweetie pie...I will definitely be praying for him and his parents. Are they believers?

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