The holidays seem to be carrying me away! I have been lurking a little though and have been amazed that others out there struggle to find the Spirit of Christmas while providing it for everyone else. I thought it was just me. But I have also been really uplifted by what I have read detailing what others have done to find the Spirit--I love blogworld!!!
Soooo--I promise this is the last of the gingerbread saga--I almost have my book done--my Dad's health is declining quickly and I think he will treasure this as he has to sit around more. One of my dearest friends just lost her father last week---he was helping to lift a freezer out of a truck for his daughter down in Utah--he lost his footing--fell over the side--cracked open his head and never recovered consciousness before he passed away. It was a big, traumatic, unexpected event and they have just all returned here to Montana and the funeral is tomorrow. The logical side of me knows that he has passed through the veil and because of his valiance here on earth--he will be in the celestial kingdom for sure. I also know that his life was full of service and he has left his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren a rich legacy of great examples. He was a farmer/rancher and although he was at least 75 years old--he was in tremendously good health and it would have killed him to have grown old and sickly. But my heart seems to know nothing of these things. It just aches for his loss. It aches for my friend as she enters this part of her life and has to figure out how to care for her mother and carry on for her family. So anyways--that has just added an extra push for me to complete this book--so my Dad can have a visual reminder of how much I cherish him
I will hush up now-----
That's it--there isn't anymore--
You young mothers--I know that small children can be both physically and mentally exhausting and it seems like you will be in terminal toddler hood forever--but look closely at my gingerbread posts--it does pass--and way too quickly---hang in there--make lots of memories--it is SOOOO way worth it---
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!