After a ten day Christmas break I am at home again & have access to a computer. Whew! I thought that I was going to go into withdrawals without a computer, but I survived & am ok!
I had a very eventful break. My oldest daughter came home for Christmas! She’s changed & grown, but it was a big treat to see her. I miss her more than I ever thought possible, but I’m excited for her & the adventure that she is having.
I caught a nasty cold & was hoarse & coughed all over two states!!!!! Grrrr I am fully recovered, and am very thankful!
I got to speak at the Christmas banquet at my church. Woohoo! I was so excited, but that darn cold made it difficult. By the time I was finished I was hoarse & afraid that my voice was such a huge distraction that no one heard what the Lord laid on my heart. I wanted to do well enough that they would ask me again sometime. We’ll see about that! hehe
We took the family to the hubby’s parents the weekend before Christmas & had a good visit. My mother-in-law is recovering from breast cancer, so things were pretty laid back. I didn’t get to see all of my nieces & nephews (one is in Iraq & several more were still in Kansas) but they’re all growing & turning into pretty nice people. I did get to see my new great-niece Kinsley, & she’s a beautiful baby! Nice job Kendall & Chris!!!!!
The next weekend we went to my parents home. We spread out our celebration over three days & it was nice. We did stockings on one day, went to church together the next day & opened gifts. Then on Christmas day had a big meal. I kind of liked it that way. There was no pressure & it was a whole lot more relaxed.
The next weekend was a family reunion of my mom’s extended family. We had a huge snow storm so it really cut down on the people that attended, but we had a great time anyway. We laughed & giggled alot, ate more than we should, & didn’t take one picture!? I wish we would have thought of pictures, but I guess we were having too much fun to slow down.
In the middle of all of this the pastor of my mom’s church asked me to do a concert at his church! woohoo! I was so excited, I’ve been praying & asking God to open doors for me to sing. I’ve never done a concert by myself before so it was also kind of nerve wracking. Could I sing for an hour? (Especially since I’d had a cold for two weeks & was coughing all of the time & fighting with my asthma.) Would I be received well? Would I have anything relevant to say? Anything that would affect people’s lives? Let me tell you, God was faithful! He met with us & gave me the voice to sing. He made the singing easy & I had the breath & didn’t cough once!!!! Wow! He even gave me the words to say! He helped me to give my testimony in a way that seemed to affect people. I am so thankful! So humbled, & so honored that He would allow me to lift up the name of Jesus!
Well, more later. Blessings to all!