The wrapping paper and ribbons are tucked away for another year, but the joy that came with the unwrapping remains! Let me highlight just a few of the presents I received on Christmas morning! (I am joining LeeAnna for I Like Thursday. I bet others have their own joys to share!)
LeeAnna's prompt this week is "facing a turning of the calendar page, and a new year stretching out in front of us, is there anything you would like to try or to learn this coming year?" Faithful readers of this blog will know that I have been working on drawing skills; isn't it wonderful that #1 Daughter and The Fiance support my endeavors with tools such as this book?
Christmas has delivered a precious gift in the form of time with family. #1 Son made it safely from Idaho Falls, and we are relishing these days together. He loves documentaries, and we have watched "Icarus", about doping in sports, and "Pepsi, Where's My Jet?", the story of a teenage boy who decided to take on Pepsi after its ambitious cola-wars ad campaign. Playing games. Making cookies. And good old-fashioned conversations around the dinner table.
Food in our house is always delicious, and Christmas brings some extra-special culinary delights - smoked turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and fruitcake that has been brushed with brandy for a couple of weeks. Yum!
Of course, to me Christmas signifies the Ultimate Gift, Jesus' birth and through it, our salvation.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year, and many blessings in 2023!