This is a special time for our family - Tomorrow is Lindsay's 18th birthday and then our anniversary on the 2nd.
Today will be filled with preparing for a gathering of our friends and family tonight...food, fellowship, fun that is what is in store for us tonight! Then at the stroke of midnight - after 'Happy New Year' it becomes 'Happy Birthday!'
I am going to take the tree down today - with a full house tonight we can use the space and it helps it to feel like a 'new' space! I probably will leave the garlands and greenery and some white lights. I love the warmth it adds to this cold and snowy season.
I pray that this will be a year of growth for our family, spiritually as well as physically! After all our numbers will increase by one in June when our grandbaby comes!
Dallas at Abounding Treasures shared a beautiful quote on her blog yesterday -
Every home should be a Bethesda,
“a house of mercy,”
where the suffering, the weary, the sorrowing,
the tempted, the tried, the fallen,
may ever turn,
sure of sympathy, of help and of love’s holiest fruits.
~ Homemaking by JR Miller ~
I really like this quote and this is my prayer too for our home and family. That are home will be a haven not just for our family but for those in need of family and comfort and encouragement.
What are you praying for in this New Year?