Wow, November and December have been crazy. They were very hard. We were all sick in November, and then Dr. J ended up in the hospital over Thanksgiving. He will be ok, but it was very draining, and his illness (HSP) could return. He has experienced some regression as a result of being sick, and this mommy was in lock down survival mode. Period.
Friends and family have been praying for Dr. J, and this week God has helped him with some of his issues. I am thankful for the breather! I know next week could be bad again, but I am really thankful God was gracious enough to answer prayers with a “yes” and help my son calm. Not only for my nerves’ sake, but also for his little body’s sake.
So, I haven’t been on here much lately, and yet you dear readers keep coming around. I haven’t been tweeting about posts, and people still stop by. I haven’t even had time to keep up with the #youmightbeanautismparentif phenomenon going on!
I want to thank you all for being part of my little corner of the blogosphere. Many of you have become friends, even though we have never met. I’d like to take a moment to give you a small Christmas gift, a reminder of why we even have Christmas.
In Luke 2, the Bible says, “While they [Mary and Joseph] were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them….But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joythat will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’
“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.’
“…When they [shepherds] had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
As you drive here and there this weekend, I encourage you to be like Mary, and ponder these things in your heart. What a gift God has given us! We, who are so helpless in our sin. He, who is God Almighty, sending us a Savior. Glory to God in the highest!
Merry Christmas, friends.