Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009...

will be one I'll remember for a long time. I woke about 4.3o to the lights flickering off and on, then bright flashes from the transformers. Our power was off. We were in an ice storm. As beautiful as it was, it was so devastating in many ways. I had plans of cooking a big meal for our daughter and son in law who were heading in, 6 hour drive, from TN. We were hoping that the weather man was right and it would warm up before they arrived. So, dh brought out the camping gear, I make coffee and fried some ham and eggs for breakfast. He brought out the kerosene heater so we were warm and toasty. I put a pot of water on there and added some oranges, apples, grapes and lots of spices. It was smelling good in no time. Plus it added some moisture to the air.
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


Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Bless your heart! Glad it all worked out well. Have a wonderful new year! blessings,Kathleen

Debbie said...

Outage is inconvenient. Glad your pipes didn't freeze and all are safe and sound.

Tom and Cindy said...

Wishing you a very Blessed New Year