I love this time of year. I reflect on family members who are no longer with us and those who are. We have three family members who are ill and way to young to be dealing with their illness. Please keep them in your prayers.
We didn't put up our large tree this year as we donated it to Goodwill with decorations and lights. Through the years I have collected smaller one's and placed them around the house. The one above is one of my favorites. I will change the lights next year to white ones. The Santa and snow man have so much spirit in their faces that I smile every time I look at them.
The photo with the soldier was made out of our sons Army blanket. He also served as a Marine. The soldier reminds us of why we enjoy our days and the freedom to pray. Please keep our military men and woman in your thoughts and prayers. Merry Christmas to All.