So you know how you get all your ducks in a row and everything is laid out exactly like it should be so nothing goes wrong? Well just don't ever plan on that.
We did Day 10 and 11 with some of our friends last night. It was a sweet time of fellowship and eating sweets.
Day 10 is taking dinner to some friends of ours. Friends we don't see often and we don't want falling through the cracks of life and disappearing from our sight. Friends that have stood by us, prayed for us, and loved us even when we weren't very loveable. Friends that have taught me so much about humbleness and God's goodness, even when things have gone horribly awry. I love these friends so much and am so thankful for their blessing in our life!
Day 11 is seeing if we can ring the bell for the Salvation Army. The little guys get so excited to see them every holiday season so we thought maybe we could help. Not sure how that works just yet, so this one may not get accomplished.
Of course this morning I woke up sick so we can't take dinner to our friends because they simply cannot risk getting sick. Very frustrating for us. Hopefully we can take some lunch to them on their "We are so excited to move back into our newly remodeled house" day.
The name for Day 10 was Bright and Shining Star. This was also kind of a science lesson. We talked about it being the light in the dark and how it guides our way. Also how the star was part of the Christmas story and what significance it had to the story.
The name for Day 11 was Messiah or Anointed One. Our friend, whose husband recently passed away, was quick to say it gave us hope of seeing those we love again. She also mentioned that meant that we had hope of replacing this broken down earthly shell for our heavenly one that will be perfect. I think the fact that He sent His son to be our redeemer was our main thought with the underlying theme of hope!
I pray that your holiday season is filled with Hope!