This time last year I would have never imagined us being where we are today this time of year. But I have to say this Christmas has been probably the best one ever considering the circumstances. We have felt the love of Christ like never before. When Kevin first lost his job we were scared, shocked and disappointed because we knew it wasn’t going to be the Christmas we had planned, imagined nor wanted. But God saw fit to prove us wrong.
After the first week living on one income I soon realized, once again, that God has us in His hands and will provide for His faithful even when we walk in little faith. We have had so many blessings come our way that I don’t even know where to begin. Instead of mentioning so many names, you know who you are, some of you we don’t know who you are like the secret mystery santa at my office who left presents for Levi and the mystery person who left a box of food on our porch one day, oh and we can’t forget the person who left money in Kevin’s jacket at church. A really BIG thank you! We never expected any of these blessings.
But God saw fit to bless and provide. Some of the blessings were hard to receive but we have learned over the last few years not to rob loved ones of their blessings because God has a plan. And thank you for allowing God to use you to make our Christmas, especially for Levi, a very special Christmas.
It was very hard to be merry during a time when everyone was gift giving. We love to give but with the job loss, it was very difficult to give anything tangible besides our time, in which we gave plenty of. I’m sure that everyone was pleased to see us, especially Levi. In return, Levi got showered with toys, and we got some nice things too. We couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas.
Sometimes, God wants to do amazing things in your life but in order for God to do a miracle, we have to be in a position to receive a miracle. That means life has to be turned upside down in order for Him to turn it right side up. So much was done for us through the Christmas season. So much was given and we can’t possibly do anything in return that would measure up to what had been done for us. Two things we can do; keep on being who we are because obviously you love us that way, and secondly, paying it forward.
So count others blessed by us because you blessed us through a tough season in our life. I love being part of a church that desires to serve others. That’s what the Christian faith is all about, giving to others and in doing so you give to Christ.
So thank you to everyone who made the Christmas season bearable as well as knowing that we are well taken care of. We have been able to put food on the table, pay our bills, and give back to the church and have residual in the bank. We are truly thankful for you and thankful for a God who takes care of the ones who love Him.