The kids and I tried to make a Rice Krispy train yesterday. They say it is nearly impossible to mess up rice crispies. Guess what? I am the master of "impossible"! :D Culinarily, it was a dismal failure. Memory-making and the all-too-rare gift of laughter to the point none of us could catch our breath, I wouldn't have had the entire messy disaster any other way!
Fellow author and young mother / strokie (the same year!), JoAnne, The Simple Wife, wrote an eloquent piece on post-stroke Christmas observance, grace and the flip-side to the emotions I posted yesterday. So This is Christmas - I found myself nodding all the way through. I think we would both readily tell you that God's still on His throne (and we are so thankful to be where we are today rather than back where we were to Christmases ago), but I was so touch by this oh-so-true description of the sorrow of grace.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. - Philippians 2: 5-11