This year we made our own Christmas jar and delivered it yesterday. I sat the jar on the front porch and rang the door bell. It is my hope that they found a blessing in that jar of change. It wasn't much this year. Hopefully next year we can use a bigger jar and hide a bigger blessing in the center of the jar.
I just got some sad news. A little girl we knew passed away. She was about 15 years old and full of promise as all young people are. She was in a car accident and lived for only 6 days. My prayers this year are for her family. Now I have to tell my kids on Christmas Eve. I don't want to do it but I think they need to hear it. It wouldn't be right to hide it from them.
We will make our cookies and candies. Latter, I will fix our evening meal and celebrate the birth of a little baby.
The gifts are wrapped and under the tree. Fewer than I have ever seen but we have much to be thankful for.