So many thoughts and feelings I was having. Sad that I couldnt' cook that big meal, praying dd and sil would arrive safe, wondering how long the power would be off, thinking of the ones who were having to work on Christmas day so that others would have power to enjoy their family. And we learned that a neighbor, who I only knew in passing, commited suicide sometime this week and his son found him Christmas Eve. So sad.
But it was a wonderful, peaceful day. I focused on the true meaning of Christmas and thought of Mary, birthing our Lord and Saviour there in that stable. God gave Him just the right place to be born, away from all the noise, the people, the smells, etc. of the crowded inn. And the angels sang. Dd and sil made it safely in. They stayed at her nannies. Our power came back on Saturday night, just at the right time, cause our water lines were very close to freezing up, the water had all but stopped coming out of the faucets.
I'm thankful tonight for the Present that was given so many years ago and the Presense it still gives.
~~ til later