Thursday, December 28, 2017

Celebration of Birthday!

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I mentioned about how I celebrated CHRISTmas with my church family.

Today, I'm going to let you know about how I celebrated CHRISTmas with my family.

On CHRISTmas Eve, I met with my daughter, B and some of her family.  Not all were there. 

However, I should mention that I had previously spent a bit of time with a couple of her adult children and gave them their CHRISTmas gifts.

Even though all family wasn't there at B's home, to me it was a wonderful time, together.  Thank you, B!  Thank you, L!  Thank you, J! 

On CHRISTmas Day, I spoke by phone to some family who do not live where I do.  Plus, I saw a couple of friends.

Then, I made my way to my daughter, P's home. 

Unfortunately, not all her family members were able to join us.  Even so, I had received a text from my grandson, D... wishing me Merry CHRISTmas!  Thank you, D!  I thank P, K, Z and S for celebrating CHRISTmas, with me!

Something happened that was a surprise to me.  I'll explain to you why this happened.

You see, my daughter P's birthday was December 19th.  Normally, we would get together and celebrate her birthday.  But, we couldn't.

P hasn't been all that well.  And, since I had a terrible cold, and could hardly talk, we didn't want to be together, for we didn't want P to obtain what I was experiencing.  Even so, I know that she celebrated with her family members.  For this, I'm thankful!

After we ate a delicious CHRISTmas dinner together, we decided to open CHRISTmas gifts given to each other.  But, something happened.

In addition to having CHRISTmas gifts to open, P also brought out the birthday gifts I had given her.  She hadn't even opened them up on her birthday.  Sigh... This made me sad and happy.

Sad, because P hadn't been able to celebrate her birthday with me and the rest of her family. 

Happy, because we were celebrating Jesus' birthday, and P's birthday!

Thank You, Lord!  This was truly a day for me to rejoice.

Thinking that this Bible verse doesn't really relate to this setting of celebrating birthdays, I still thought of Psalms 118:24, "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."... for it truly related to me.

Amen!

This was the day which the Lord hath made!  We will rejoice and be glad in it!

Just as I rejoiced.

Happy Birthday, P!

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Thank You for blessing us, Lord!


Until next time...

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