christmas 2010 001_resize It’s the first year that I’ve really dug into our Christmas boxes since Nick passed away.  I decided to pull out my snowman collection.

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Old family pictures will always be some of my favorites…….

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christmas 2010 019_resizeI put a little tree in Nick’s room under one of my favorite pictures of me, Todd, and Nick at a Titans’ game.

I’ll share the Christmas trees and Nativity sets as soon as we have them out and ready.

I’m baby-stepping my way into the holidays, trying to find joy in the things that always made Nick smile.

If you’re facing a difficult holiday season, I’ll be praying that you can make steady baby steps too. 

I love the middle of this passage…….it reminds me that there is a “joy set before us when we endure….”

HEBREWS 12:1-3

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
For the joy set before him he
the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.