Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Comfort and Joy! ...artwork complete and delivered, let the celebration begin!

Well, I delivered the last of my commissions last Friday. After a very full and wonderful weekend, I am so happy to feel Christmas cheer rising up within my soul. I don't know whether it's the relief of having all the artwork I promised to deliver done as promised, or whether it's being with my family and enjoying all the Christmas things we do together, or if it is just the beauty of the season... (probably all three) ... but I feel almost giddy, like I did as a very young child. Can you recall the excitement welling up, the sparkle in the eyes, the spring in the step that you felt as a child waiting for that special day to come? I don't always remember it, but this year it has risen in me like that.

Tonight was a special night with just the five of us. Each year we choose a restaurant to go to and then go out together to a local live nativity, or to the mall, or doing last minute things here and there. It is such a blessing to just be able to meld our busy schedules to have this special time together. I notice as the children get older, this becomes harder. But it is a priority and sets the tone for the rest of our week. I am so blessed with such loving and giving children and a very loving husband with whom I celebrated 23 years of marriage this past Sunday. I couldn't want for more. I pray for each of you that you are surrounded by loved ones this season, and that you will know deep in your heart the significance of Christ's birth, death, and resurrection.
Merry Christmas!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing .Wish you n all a joyful Merry Xmas n New Year celebrations in advance.

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  2. What a sweet post, and pretty I can so identify with the relief at having things done.

    Enjoy the rest of the week. :)

  3. I can't tell you how good it is to read a post where someone is feeling "giddy" with anticipation. It's refreshing!

    Glad that you got your artwork all done and hope that you have lots of time to enjoy being with your family.

    Congrats on 23 wonderful years of marriage, too!

  4. Christi, you deserve this break and I'm so glad to hear that anticipation is welling up inside of you. You've been working so very hard - enjoy each and every moment with your family.

    Merry, merry Christmas! May Christ's love, peace, joy and hope fill your moments.


  5. Christi, Your decorations on your house are just beautiful! I am glad that your artwork is done and now you can enjoy the Christmas season with your family. Oh, and Happy Late Anniversary to you and your husband! This is a great time of year for you, for sure!
    Merry Christmas to you and to your family!
    Christmas Hugs,

  6. Merry Christmas Christi.
    I know your day will be filled with love, joy, and hope.

    big hugs,

  7. Glad you managed to get everything finished Christy. You have certainly described your mood well, can almost feel it coming out of the screen.

    So great to be ab le to be together with family ov er the Christmas period - so many cannot.

    Congrats on your 23rd anniversary and yes I hope you get to 50 too.

    Wishing you God's richest blessings for the coming year.