Since we moved to Oregon we rarely spend Christmas Eve with extended family. It is not possible with the distance and the need for my husband to be close to home at Christmas with his worship leading responsibilities. For the first time in a long time, I am OK with that. We have been blessed to have wonderful friends here we can share holidays with.
We are thankful for this season of life when we have dear friends working their way through the toddler/preschool/early education years alongside us. Who we can laugh with, cry with, and celebrate with.
We are grateful to not just fellowship together but also to spur one another on in our spiritual journeys. As we seek to be men and women of faith and godly parents to our little ones.