Wednesday, December 25, 2019

A Christmas Yes 2019

I don't know what I was expecting of Christmas 2019.  Last year, I was in a fog for part of the year and I didn't even realize I was in it till I was out of it.  Now, this year, I am trying to remember the traditions that we established last year.  You know what I remembered for sure?  That I was really bad at being traditional.

The Miller Christmases have never really been the same.  They vary depending on the circumstances and the climate.  One of our very first Christmases together, it was just Santi and myself.  I don't know what happened to my Christmas money that year but I bought him dishes because he didn't have any.  He was using disposable.  We had spaghetti and ate on Christmas plates because that was all that I could afford.  I don't even know what happened to those dishes...  

Some years we have ham.  Some years we have chicken and turkey.  I think that the thing that my kids like the most is Mom making food in the kitchen and then creating new decisions and having new things to do.  Which is why when Stephanie invited me over to her house for Christmas brunch, we said yes.  

It brings to mind a verse: 
Isaiah 43:18-19
"Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.  Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?  I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." 

It's good to do new things.  It's raining in the desert now.  I am in Phoenix and we have been having rain.  Maybe there will be rivers in a desert.  God can do anything He wants.  Millers love our mornings.  We like to sleep in and wake up and open presents then hang out and just watch television to eat Christmas lunch/dinner in the afternoon.  Not today; we woke up early and prepared fruit for our friends.  We got dressed and there was no complaining.  We gladly got up and got ready to go visit with our friends.  With happy hearts, we broke tradition and did something new and different.  It was such a blessing.  Thank you Stephanie and Jake for bringing us into your home and celebrating with us the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  I am so happy.  We are so happy.  Praise the Lord!!!

Merry Christmas all!!!  Do something new.  Go out of your comfort zone!  You may find that is exactly where the Lord is leading you.  

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