24 December 2009

there is much to celebrate

wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas. this holiday, i hope you get the chance to be surrounded by those you love, take part in favorite traditions, hang stockings with care and feel the joy in giving. my opinion is Christmas Eve is just about as much fun as the following morning. all that anticipation and excitement. after a festive supper and treats dan and i read The real Christmas Story every Christmas Eve to honor Christ's birth. it is good, among the hustle and bustle, to be still and to remember.

yesterday we experienced an event that very much put us in a quiet mood of reflection - on life, on family, on the bigger picture, on the Lord's infinite love and the reality that there is a plan for us that is much grander than we can truly comprehend. Christmastime is the best time to gain perspective and celebrate what really matters. i believe we are loved, life is eternal, God is good and families are forever.

we are thankful we have so much to celebrate this season.
may peace and happiness be in your homes this special eve.


RW said...

merry christmas to you and yours!
enjoy all the parts.

thanks for the reminder about little woman. I am going to look for it.

sonya audrey said...

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday together. :) I hope it's magical. Thank you so much for your sweet comment...it brightened my middle of the night toddler sleeplessness. :)

Travelin'Oma said...

Christmas is all about the eternal perspective. Sometimes we need it more than other times. I'm so happy to know that love is eternal. Have a joyful day.

Alyssa said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful reminder that Jesus truly is the reason for the season. I love this post of yours!

Hannah said...

what a wonderful, simple holiday you have planned for you and yours. celebrating at home seems pretty perfect. (we are doing the same, as I sprained my ankle 3 days ago and am unable to make it to the big family shindig. in a way, i am excited. our first christmas eve at home!)

your christmas card is beautiful. and...snowing days before christmas? perfect! a fresh coat of snow makes the holiday seem just a tad more magical. i wouldn't mind a little dusting of the cold stuff myself.

have a wonderful christmas and new years. you have inspired me immensely this year and can't wait to see what you have in store for the next.


J, K, L, and D said...

Marta, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog - it brightened my day! As does your blog - I look forward to reading your ideas, your sentiments & seeing cute Benji on the screen. :)

Thanks for all your hard work this year & I look forward to more crafty genius in 2010. Merry Christmas & may you be blessed in the New Year!

katrina lauren said...

you put it so beautifully....'i believe we are loved, life is eternal, God is good and families are forever.' i so agree with you and love this quote....
thank you for the support & kindness you gave me this year. it meant so much to me to know that a far off friend was keeping me in her thoughts and prayers...
you are a special person marta!
wishing you a beautiful christmas wrapped up with family & friends, god, love and peace!

Dawn said...

Marta, thank you for all the love and creativity you have shared with all of us this year.
May God bless you and all of your loved ones.
Enjoy the festivities...we are all looking forward to another year full of your words and pictures.

michelle said...

A beautiful testimony, Marta.

AmberLee said...

merry Christmas. i hope all is well with you and your family. lots of love this holiday season.

Kelly said...

happy holidays to you and yours, marta!


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