I don't know about you, but this year I just didn't feel the "Christmas Spirit" leading up to the Big Day.
Perhaps it was a mixture of the unusually warm weather, being stressed from searching for very last-minute gifts, or not having the time to string up lights outside the house. Whatever the case, I was dying for Christmas to be over before it had even begun!
What really brought me back to the Reason for the Season is when at 11pm, on our way home from Christmas Eve with the family, we ran over a huge nail and got a flat tire!
And of course, not even WalMart is open at that time or on Christmas day! We were supposed to spend time with both families on Christmas.
How was this going to work out?
Standing outside my mom's driveway late Monday night - we prayed. We rejoiced in the fact that we have so many blessings in our life and a flat tire is a small problem compared to the catastrophes many other families are facing during this season.
I really believe when we came to that place of peace, God was able to move in our situation. We got up early Christmas morning, put our little donut tire on the car, drove around the neighborhood and found a gas station that was not only open but also had fix-a-flat. It was just enough to get us to our family's house 45-min away and thankfully my brother-in-law (unbeknownst to us) had the tools to patch up the tire!
|My sis-in-law, niece, nephew, cousins|
|me and my mom!|
|Danny and his mom|
|me, my cousin & Danny|
|Christmas faces lol|
|my cousin, mom, me, uncle and aunt|
|Don't try stealing Danny's bone!|
|I was exhausted by the time we got home!|