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COVID Christmas

Mom and I were blessed today despite it being a COVID Christmas. We are incredibly grateful that Mom still has pretty mild symptoms. This morning I got out the Christmas tablecloth and put away the Advent wreath to mark the change of atmosphere. We Zoomed with family and opened a couple of presents that made it to the proper people. My sister got me a super cozy warm blanket wrap that I wore for the rest of the day. We gave my mom another Simpich doll for her collection and she fit right in with the carollers. My mom played a couple songs on the piano for everyone – “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” and “Silent Night”. Everyone was happy to see that she was feeling alright. Later, my son stopped by with a couple more gifts. One was a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes. She took her place at the table “prayer station” and will make our nightly prayers to her even more meaningful. I actually thought ahead when I was feeling so sick and ordered a Christmas ham dinner, but it never arrived. However, my sons’ made a beautiful dinner with a smoked ham and brought over a plate for my mom and me along with chocolate mint cheesecake made by my daughter in law. It was wonderful. The day ended with a beautiful sunset. I thought about all the decorations we put up and try so hard to bring the sparking lights into our dark nights. Yet, there is nothing that can compare to the beauty and glow that God provides. It is a gift. He gave us Himself as an infant today as a gift. That sunset reminded me that He is here always, for everyone, in every circumstance, in every struggle. He’s always trying to get our attention, nudging us to look up, see, and embrace the light, peace, hope, and love that only comes from Him. I am very grateful for all this day held.

I Found God today in an unusual, yet blessed COVID Christmas day.

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