The Times, They Are A’changin…

**Praise Break**

Little Ian’s test results came back with great news!! His leukemia is NOT bi-phenomyopic. He has ALL Leukemia which is the best scenario. His surgery has been moved up to this morning and treatment will begin right away. Now let’s pray for successful treatment with little to no side effects. And I’ll keep you all posted.

**End Praise Break**

So it’s 9:30 on Christmas morning and Katie just got up. Breakfast is still cooking and the boys are watching Casino Royale. Long gone are the days of being woken by two little kids who can hardly wait to go see what Santa brought them.

It’s much more relaxing this way, but it’s kind of sad, too. The contagious “magic” of Christmas morning as seen through the eyes of children is missing. In fact, it hardly feels like a special morning. Except for that we’re all in our Christmas jammies and the smell of a baking breakfast casserole and a roasting turkey is permeating the air. And there are stacks of presents waiting to be ripped opened.

So this year we’ll eat breakfast first and THEN open presents. And the whole time I’ll remember exactly why we’re celebrating Christmas in the first place.


  1. Lynilu on December 25, 2009 at 11:50 am

    With time, you'll learn to appreciate the easier pace of Christmas with grown children, I promise. And just then, you'll have grandchildren to quicken the pace again! Merry Christmas, Jennifer!

  2. Monnik on December 28, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    We still had the 6 a.m. wakeup call at our house, but I can totally understand your nostalgia for the earlier days.

  3. Gretchen on December 29, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    I felt wistful, too. Had to wake up our kids in CO. Still…aren't the memories so sweet. Makes me excited (but not in a hurry) for grandchildren. Praise God about little Ian and for the way his folks' faith is glorifying Him.

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