Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The Best Time of the Year
I absolutely love Christmas. There is nothing about this time of year that does not fill my heart with joy and gladness!!!! Wonderful childhood memories mingle with more recent memories to make this season full of good thoughts and good wishes.
I recently hosted a holiday tea party for several of my close friends. I will be posting those photos in the next day or two. We had such a wonderful time!! We shared good food, exchanged gifts, and gathered around the piano to sing Christmas carols. We shared funny stories of past Christmases and memories of our favorite childhood Christmas. How wonderful is the blessing of good friends at Christmas!
God is so good to send people into our lives that give us joy and gladness of heart as well as support and strength. My friends have stuck with me through thick and thin--in sorrow and joy--in laughter and tears. I love the scripture that says, "A friend loveth at all times" (Proverbs 17:17). I see this on a daily basis in the lives of those I call friends.
May your holiday season, filled with family and friends, be blessed with all good things this year. May your memories of this Christmas especially be joyful and rich. Finally, may the Babe in the manger become your best friend of all. May we all adore Him, for He alone is worthy.