Thursday, December 25

A Blessed Christmas To You All...

To be honest, it hasn't been the merriest of Christmases for us this year... I have missed being back home in Adelaide sooo much today... I miss being with all the family... I miss going to mass with the family, cooking and eating huge amounts of yummy food, opening presents in the wee hours of Christmas Eve... I miss having a huge Christmas lunch... I miss sharing and celebrating fun times with our friends... I miss not having my husband around today because he has been at work all day... and with all that's happened recently, it's hard to find anything to be "merry" about...

But even without the "merriness" of Christmas, I have still felt the many blessings in my life around me this Christmas... my beautiful little family - my amazing husband, my gorgeous daughter - where would I be without them? ... a wonderful extended family who I love, cherish and adore... dear friends who drop a line and call us to let us know they are thinking of us... a lovely place to call "home" for the next 3 years... an ever developing faith in God (and finding a church to help nurture that)... so many blessings... so much to be thankful for.

So a merry christmas to you all... and if you happen to not be feeling very merry, I hope you have felt the blessings of the Christmas season in your heart.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Clara, Beth and Phan we have missed you sooo much in Adelaide. You guys better be coming home next year for Christmas!!!