I hope many of you saw the beautiful full moon on Christmas Eve. I tried to take photographs of it that would do it some justice, but it was difficult, since I was leaning out the sun room window, and was hampered by some tree branches. I even saw, Mars, right below the moon, but it doesn't show up in the pictures.
I should have gone outside and stood in the middle of the field, to get some clear shots, but earlier I had heard a pack of coyotes howling near-by, and thought I'd better not chance it.
Christmas 2007 was merry and bright and blessed with family and good friends. Not all my family was here in person, but we were together in our hearts. And we spent some time visiting by telephone.
Oh, and there were presents galore; my kids and grand kids like to spoil me. I am very blessed, because at some time in our lives, there were difficult circumstances, but it has only strengthened us as a family, and I thank God for that.
Christmas morning church service was more beautiful than ever, and brought me to tears, as it always does. Joining the choir and the congregation in singing the beautiful Christmas Hymns, I thought back of Christmases when I was a child; Christmases when my children were small, and the celebration of the birth of our Lord, and as usual, I was overcome with mixed emotions: Nostalgia and Joy!
But Christmas 2007 is over, and now I'm looking forward to 2008. I hope everyone had a joyful Christmas, and may the New Year bring countless blessings and many good surprises to each and everyone of us!
(I love good surprises, don't you?)