happy boxing day!
can you believe christmas has come and gone again? i can’t! but it was wonderful…truly wonderful. i have so much to be thankful for. my heart is overflowing with gratitude.
of course, i received many thoughtful gifts. my older son gave me something truly fantastic. a heated throw blanket. woo hoo. he knows his mother. i am always cold…always complaining about being cold. so this my friends will be so appreciated. i can even put it over my studio chair and sit on it while i work. i’m thrilled.
but amongst all these thoughtful gifts, there was none better than what i am about to share …..
the photo above is of my youngest son, playing cranium, yesterday. my older son is in the background, in the plaid. this photo is a symbol of my most precious gift in 2009. i have my son back. the son that was always here with us, but seemed to get lost, for a few years. lost in struggles that only he really could explain. a son i prayed for night after night, day after day, moment after moment. i kept asking god to help us, to help him. and wondered why he wasn’t answering. but god is so much wiser than us. he was keeping my son safe, and right there with him, through all the struggles. and then thru an elaborate turn of events, much stress and heartache, things made a turn. and my son slowly found his way back to who he always was. so this christmas was extra special to me. a true gift.
if you are struggling and feeling like god isn’t listening….. stay strong, keep praying, hold on.
i am so excited for 2010. i have so much to be thankful for and so much to look forward to. here’s to a year of blessings, hope, love, joy and peace for all of us!
happy holidays my blogging friends…..xxo, kim