The Christmas cards sit unmailed (and unaddressed), the lights have yet to be hung (and won't be), the wonderful homemade gifts sit uncut and unsewn in my closet (where they will remain untouched until next year), BUT . . . the Christmas tree is up, with Mei Mei having the honors of donning the star.
The cookies are baked.
Thanks to my secret recipe.
The gifts and food basket were delivered to the family we assisted. They were such a wonderful, grateful family, and they sent us home with a delicious flan--how sweet is that? We plan to keep in touch in the coming year.
And finally, Mei Mei's Christmas stocking is complete.
My heart truly rejoices in this season of love and laughter, joy and hope.
And yet my heart aches thinking of all the children who won't get the one thing they really want AND DESERVE--a family.
Praying that hearts and homes will open up in the coming year--for families, foster care, respite, sponsors, support, and prayers.
Praying for each of you, that your Christmas will be full of family, friends, and faith.
See you on the other side!