It's nice to be home, but we sure do miss all the folks up in Oregon.
We had such a wonderful visit, and I'll enjoy sharing the pictures from the past two weeks over the next several days.
Back at home, I'm preparing for the Christmas. Things here are quieter, slower, and smaller than they were up North. The hustle and bustle of extended family is gone, and there is more time to sit and reflect on the birth of Christ. We light the candles on our Advent wreath, and pray together as a little family. At Michael's parent's home, the excitement of siblings and nephews and aunts and uncles and grandparents and grandkids reuniting was wonderful and loud and busy. It is my joy to share my children, and my prayer and testament to life to let others enjoy them as well. I'm so grateful to be able to do both this year - the quiet devotion and the active prayer.
While I am glad to be in our home again, the beauty of Southern Coastal Oregon tugs at me. The view from the house is a little glimpse into Heaven, and something we will surely miss.
|Photo by Michael Ferry|