This year, we spent Christmas Day with Brian's family at his parent's house. It was a wonderful day, and I dare say, a very special one for his family, because all of his siblings and their spouses were at home. This is Brian's family:
Do you like Brian's hat? I got it for him as a joke, but I knew that he would wear it nonstop, and he did.
I guess this is where Brian gets his fashion sense.
The boys played video games all the livelong day. These were the official tournament seats.
This is Brian's sweet Grandma Ruth and all of the "kids".All snuggled in for White Christmas.
So, there you have it - our final Christmas celebration.
I must say, this day was a difficult one for me. You know when I said that I had been a busy little bee since THE DAY? Well, Christmas Day was the first time that I actually sat down and let my mind rest. Unfortunately, my fears began taking over and I began to just feel defeated and hopeless. Finally, I told Brian how I was feeling, and he steered me back on track. From this point on, I just kept repeating this verse, "Trust in the Lord with all MY heart and lean not on my own understanding..." Every time fear would start to gain a foothold, I could shut it down with these sweet words of promise from my Lord. Immediately, I was transformed, through the renewing of my mind. What a blessing it is to know that the Lord is on my side!