I can barely type this as the tears stream down my face – Lizzy is coming home!! It has been an exhausting, and sometimes frustrating, eight long days since we made the mad dash to the ER in Louisville because of Lizzy’s fever. And at some point today, we will finally come back home!
We spent Christmas Day in the hospital, joined by Lizzy’s siblings (including Connor and Caitlin via FaceTime). The hospital staff opened up a meeting room for us to use so we could carry on (as close as possible) the same family traditions we have at home on Christmas morning. It was special and a memory we will have for a long time.
But there is no place like Home.
Whenever we get home today, we will open all of the presents that have been patiently sitting under the tree. We will enjoy a HUGE meal and eat way more than we should. The family room will look like a tornado ripped through it with all of the discarded wrapping paper everywhere and toys and gifts and boxes in various places all through out. It will be loud – guaranteed! Laughter, an occasional “she took my toy”, Christmas music and various other sounds will fill the air. As well as the aroma of a well-cooked meal.
And at some point tonight, amid all of the craziness and sounds and smells, i will look around at all of the people. At my family. And i will thank God for my blessings. I am a man blessed beyond measure. My cup runneth over.
May you enjoy the blessings God has given to you as well. And if you aren’t sure that you’ve received a bountiful blessing, let me assure you that you have. God blessed you and me and all of us with the gift of His son. The baby Jesus. The Savior. No other gift can compare. No other gift gives the hope of eternity. It was, and is, the best and most perfect gift ever.
I pray that you enjoy your gift today and everyday.
Merry Christmas everyone.