Here's a picture of Avery last Christmas in front of their tree. I love this picture and have it on my desktop at work. I'm trying to get more in the mood for the holiday. I love celebrating the birthday of our Savior, it's just that I let myself get caught up in the secular part of the holiday and that's when I start remembering how different my life is now. I have a wonderful blogging friend that continues to help me through reading her blog. We have had similarities in our life's journey.
Brenda's daddy died of a heart attack when she was 10 years old. My daddy died when I was 11 from cancer. We both have previously had very different lives, with really nice homes and all that goes with it. We now have physical challenges that limit our activities and we find ourselves praising the Lord through our pain. We both are very blessed that we have lots of love and special memories of when budgets weren't so tight.
She has a great blog helping her readers look at things with a thankful heart. She's a loving mother and grandmother and I want to highly recommend her blog, Coffee, Tea, Books and Me.
I always imagine her home smelling great from delicious baked goods cooling on the counter. Drop over and meet Brenda. I believe you'll find a friend too.