Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Monday, December 23, 2019

It's So Close!

Christmas week has begun!  Tim is off today, and we're getting ready to head out to run errands, and grab breakfast together.  

I've been knitting, and knitting.  Four cowls for Christmas stocking gifts, and hopefully I'll get this mariners knit cap done, too!

Gifts are wrapped, though a few gifts are still on the way and will get wrapped when they arrive.

Mom, Kamryn, and I decorated some cookies yesterday.

I might make some shortbread cookies still, but otherwise I'm done with Christmas baking!

This past week was a tough one.  My great uncle died on Thursday. On Friday, my Dad's brother died. We are praying for my Auntie, and for all of the family.  There are many hurting hearts.

Christmas is all the sweeter, I think, being reminded that we needed to be saved and death defeated and that is why He came.

I'm planning to post tomorrow, but if I don't, I want to say Merry Christmas to you all!  May you feel the deep wonder and joy of the season.  

I'm sharing my Creekside Cottage Christmas playlist{here} in case you missed it last week.


  1. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and my deepest condolences to you and your family.

  2. How attractive your parcels look, very Christmassy!
    It is always so sad when friends or family pass away near to Christmas. We are told of the season of joy but as you say, there are many who will not be feeling joyful at this time.
    Wishing you a peaceful Christmas.

  3. I am sorry to hear of your family’s losses. My community is reeling after the accidental death of one of our teachers...a fall down stairs, and a young woman who didn’t wake up yesterday. She is my daughter’s age and they went to school together. She leaves behind young children. What you say is so true...death needs defeating and we need saving. We need Him!

    Breakfast out sounds great...a way to ground yourselves and get ready for the remainder of a busy day.

  4. Merry Christmas to you.....
    Joy and sorrow are part of life and living.....and knowing we have an eternity in heaven is a comfort not everyone knows. May God bless and comfort your loved ones as only He can.....

  5. Merry Christmas to you and yours! I'm sorry to read of the deaths in your family... "Comfort and joy" take on deeper meanings for you all I'm sure this year. ❤️🎄❤️


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