To all of you I want to say a heart-felt Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
So, I must confess that this year has had its share of challenges for our family and relatives, too. But I also have to say that we have made it this far into the year, and we’re looking at the end of 2016 and glimpsing the beginning of 2017. It stands to reason that God has brought us each and every day of this trying year to this very day.
I think that if He carries us further, we’ll be able to weather the storms that may be ahead of us; and bask in the times of refreshing that lie ahead, as well.
So from my family to your family, God bless you and have a wonderful holiday season. Make sure to hug someone and genuinely smile.
Don’t be bullied by this politically correct atmosphere, please. Christmas is a time of family, friends, laughter, crying and more.
Always remember, too that….
JONATHAN HAS 3 AUNTS!
Johanna, Jennifer, Erika
Erika, Jennifer, and Johanna are their first names. All of them are in their mid to upper 30s. So, when I tell you that they should have grown out of rivalry, I think that they should have. That truly isn’t the case. When Christmas time comes around instead of the smell of pine cones and peppermints and mistletoe and egg nog, there is the smell of blood between two of his aunts. They vie to give him the best gift. Not necessarily the most expensive gift, but truly the best gift. I stay far away from that feud! But there can’t be any three aunts who love their nephew more than these three love him. He is covered and surrounded by the love of adults, as he is the only child among them. He can truly bask in their love. It makes my job a bit more pleasant, especially when they come and get him and take him places with them. I couldn’t ask for better aunts for him. If money is needed, and they have it, there is nothing that they won’t do for him. He is blessed with aunts who spend time with him.
Erika, his oldest aunt has been his constant playmate. Since he cannot act as if he is 30 something, she acts like she is an 11-year-old kid. Truth!
Erika and Jonathan
Jennifer, Erika’s rival is loving and dotes on him. She thinks she can take my place. Please do, I say from time to time. She is tender-hearted and protective of him.
Jen and Jonathan
Johanna, is Jennifer’s twin and the younger of the two. She, of all of them knows how Jonathan thinks. She and Jonathan have checked out many a cartoon DVD and cartoon movie. She is able to identify with him.
Johanna and Jonathan
Support is a beautiful thing!
I normally try to write posts that have a lot of meaning and encouragement. I love that; and I love the fact that others share with me and support me with their wonderful words and blogs, too. But today, all I can say is:
IT’S OUT ON BLU-RAY AND DVD. HERE I COME WITH MY POPCORN! TALK TO YOU LATER! “THE FORCE IS STRONG IN THIS ONE!”