Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Past.

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!


Weeksie50 said...

I love that verse.. and I have to repeat it to myself often.. It is ever so easy to get stuck in the HOW am I gonna do this... HOW can I.. we so often say I instead of leaning on the one who can bring us thru all things.. I am glad that your husband was able to set your mind at ease! What a wonderful mate you have.. that hat you got him was hilarious... the picture of him and the funny face is begging for a frame! lol..

one of nettie's girls said...

That verse is close to my heart as it was my mom's favorite verse. She lived a life of complete trust and surrender to the Lord and inspires me daily although she has been gone now for more than four years. Hold on to the promises of our Lord.

Sweet Simplicity said...

Looks like a great Christmas! You are such a strong lady. I'm constantly in awe of your faith.

Whitney said...

I love that you have so much fun with your in-laws. It's very apparent how much you love them. And I know they just adore you...who couldn't?

Sandy Gillett said...

Wonderful Day! Wonderful Family! I love the picture of Grandma and the grandkids.

Erin said...

Love the picture of the three lazy dogs...! And it sounds like you have the support of a wonderful husband and fam.

Debbie said...

I LOVE seeing all your photographs!They capture the whole scene and emotions of your Christmas celebrations! You are blessed Lindsey and we are all blessed to be a part of your life! Thank you for sharing your life with us!

Unknown said...

I'm enjoying your blog, Lindsey. I gotta know, what's the story of the three framed $100 bills?