Christmas Eve was so much fun. How I love having all our family together! As a blended family, it doesn't happen often enough. I think there will always be various heartaches related to the divorces and this is definitely one of them. We are so blessed, however, in that our family has blended seamlessly. Our kids love each other so much, and we each love each and every kid as our own, whether or not they began this way. We are a blessed family indeed. I can see that the Lord does indeed make up for the heartaches and trials of life - sometimes here on this earth and sometimes in the next life, but, indeed, they are made up.
So, this year, we read the Christmas story out of the Bible together, we sang a hymn, prayed, and rejoiced in our Savior, Jesus Christ, and then....we called Grandpa. What a special tradition.
Then, all four kids had a sleepover in C's room. We could hear them talking for a while, but they actually fell asleep more quickly than I expected! What another great memory for our children to share!!! So blessed!!
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