As Christmas draws near I find myself thinking about family. After all, it is what we do, gather with family. This Christmas will be our first without my brother. Even though I did not see my brother all that much, I knew I would see him at Christmas.
This year is our mother's second heavenly Christmas, and I find joy in knowing my entire family, father, mother, and brother, are in such a beautiful place; their eternal home. I must say that I am a little jealous that I am not with them there, but I am thankful, too, for another day to serve God and enjoy my little family.
The picture above is a sweet picture of my mother & brother. They did not always see eye to eye, but she loved him the mostest! ;o) I loved seeing her excitement when he would call and talk in their last years. I'm not sure who did the most talking on the phone ends, but he liked to visit, and she liked to have her son in her life! God's relational peace restored.
Holidays are the most challenging time for one with Aspergers. God's revealing of my exceptionality was not unplanned. His timing was perfect. Add this to the always growing list of how God has always provided for me. I may be "alone," an "orphan," as the world describes one without their parents & siblings, but I have never been alone. I am blessed with God's constant presence in my life. It doesn't look like most people's, but it is wired up with His beautiful presence. I fall; he picks me up. I crack; he mends me. I am the clay; he is the potter. The Artist's eye.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!!!
Fresh Find: Look, what a fun egg cooking mold! Kids, young & old, would love it. (I would probably cook those yolks a little more though...LOL)