Friday, December 26, 2008

Enjoy this wonderful Christmas season! :)

Well here it is two am....did I just say TWO?!? ummm yeah..I did...well in that case this will be very short and sweet!

Today was a wonderful day. We had Christmas at home. We were home by ourselves with only Grandma(hubby's mom) here. It was much quieter than it is some years...especially those spent with my family!! We missed them all today! We had some friends over...7 of them. So altogether we had 14 people for Christmas dinner..It was fun and the food was yummy! We finished off the day singing Christmas carols in livingroom, accompanied by Lindsay on her guitar. Everyone sang along and seemed to enjoy themselves. After that the kids brought in the karaoke machine and everyone had fun singing along to Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews and some others. It got quite lively with Louise taking the mike and singing "New York New York" with Frank. :) All in all it was a good day filled with lots of fun and laughter and good food. We are so thankful that Jesus came to this Earth to die so that we could live! He is so gracious and merciful to each one of us and I am soo thankful for that!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!
Have a wonderful time this Christmas season as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour.
Love Heather
will post some Christmas pictures for you -- hopefully tomorrow...but maybe the next day..I think we are having more friends over tomorroww....from now til New party party....well actually ...truth be's more like visit visit visit~ It's so nice for everyone to have time off to be able to spend time together and just soak up the togetherness of it all!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I have copied a post from another blogger's blog. It was SO touching that I wanted to share it. It is written by Katie from "The Journey". Please hop on over and have a look through her blog. It's amazing! :)
Please take a moment and read's a captivating read.

I found this story in my journal last night... its fairly old but still has the same meaning. As you hold the ones you love this Christmas, please keep in mind those who have no one to hold them.

Yesterday a sweet little girl named Rita came to my house with two teeth that had been completely eaten through by a cavity and were almost completely rotted away. The holes looked like they were starting to get infected and the nerve was exposed; I cant imagine how much pain she was in. I took her to the dentist, and they said they were closed. The dentist was in a hurry to leave and wouldn't help me, but he said I could use his things and do it myself. Of course I was terrified, but I was more scared to think about the teeth not being removed immediately; they looked so painful. I gave her a shot to numb her mouth, waited about ten minutes, tried to sterilize these tweezer things with a match and dug out what was remaining of her poor little teeth. I don't think she could feel it, but my heart hurt for her.

I took her back home, made her a hot bath and some soup. Then she had ice cream and slept in my bed under a big blanket. As i tucked the covers in around her and kissed her heas she looked up at me with these big, wondering eyes. Unbelievable as it is, she was SOOO happy. She told me that this was the best day of her life, even though her mouth hurt. She said that she would get her teeth pulled every day if she could stay with someone like me. And that made my heart hurt even more.

There are so many children out there that don't feel loved on a daily basis. So many children that don't have a person to hold their hand or rub their back when they are scared and in pain. So many children who don't have the simple pleasures of taking a warm bath or sleeping under a blanket. I would move all of them, ALL of them into my house if I could. I wish I could love them all. I wish more people cared enough that they also wanted to love them all. Sometimes I just can't even believe how blessed I am. I have always been loved, always been cared for, always been warm and well-fed. Its frustrating sometimes, but mostly its just motivating. Sometimes I feel so tired, and then something like this happens and I am reminded that I can give a child the best night of her life simply by naking her soup and kissing her forehead. Simply by love her.
Sometimes I feel so tired that I think if I give away any more of myself I may actually be empty. And then I remember, It is only in giving away the love given to me by the Father that I am ever actually full. And so I keep going because of Rita. Because kissing her forehead and saying 'I love you" actually did change the world for that little girl. Because maybe through my hands she can get just a glimpse of a fraction of the love her Maker has for her. There is nothing better.

Darling Rita, now sponsored - Shout out to the Littleton family!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Which one are you?

(Scroll down..there is another new post below this one)
You Are Easter

You are an optimistic, hopeful, and genuinely sweet person.

Sensitive and affectionate, you are easily touched.

You love nature, animals, and anything cute or cuddly.

For you, every day is a new chance - no matter what happened yesterday.

What makes you celebrate: Almost anything. You love most holidays and celebrations.

At holiday get togethers, you do best as: The peacemaker. You can prevent any squabbles that might break out.

On a holiday, you're the one most likely to: Remember to include everyone