Monday, December 26, 2016

Our Christmas and Our Year of 2016

Let me start out by saying that our Christmas this year was wonderful.  Very, very low keyed.  I had lunch with my oldest daughter and her husband.  They were "loners" this Christmas as her grown sons were out of town and his grown sons were out of town.  Son-in-law cooked us shrimp and grits for Christmas lunch and all I can say is "It was to die for".  He is such a good cook!

Christmas afternoon one of my grandsons and his wife were in town for a quick Christmas visit and came by to share a light supper with me and my oldest daughter and son-in-law.  Grandson is in the Marines and only had a couple of days off but he came home to be with his family.  I asked him if he would say the blessing at supper and I was thrilled to hear his blessing.  He knows the Lord and is a praying man.  His PaPa would have been so proud of him.

Wednesday I get to share lunch out with my youngest son and his family as their guest at Olive Garden. 

What had started out as "I really don't have any plans for the Christmas week" as evolved into a week of happiness and joy.  For me, my family is the most important thing to me next to being committed to serve and honor my Lord and Savior.

2016 was not the best of years for our family.  Watching my son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and g-son- in- law go through the early birth of my great grandson and losing him eight weeks later was just a real heart breaker for our entire family.  But our family stood strong, prayerful and committed to one another.  We are survivors.  

In 2017 I have some short term goals.  One is to finished all those unfinished quilt projects.  Another is to be kinder to others.  Traveling is also on my agenda and especially to the seashore.

May you have a year that is better than the last year and may all your hopes and dreams come true.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


It is with heartfelt sadness that I announce that our  Riggs passed on December 15.  He just was not strong enough to make it in our earthly world.  He is now restored to good health and held in the arms of those who have gone before him.  He was loved while we had him.