The Most Wonderful Time of Year!
This time of year is truly a wonderful time of the year. As a child, my grandmother would drive my sister and I around town to see the beautiful lights on the homes. To this day I do the very same with my granddaughter. As I sit and reflect over the past 11 months my heart is filled with joy and some sorrow.
This was a year filled with dreams coming true! My year of 60 will always be a year to remember. I had my very first adult birthday party and it was amazing, I have a friend who still talks about it. We were blessed to take my dream vacation this year (we went to Hawaii). I also started a blog this year where I share insights on life (It's been a ride). And did I mention my husband's dream also came true? Let me tell you about it. He's wanted to open a convenience store for many years, and by the grace of God we did it. J & A Mini Mart opened on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. J & A Mini Mart stands for Juan and Anita and for Jesus lead and Anointed to serve . That is one of our greatest joys to serve people to the glory of God.
As I began this season my hearts had been heavy. You see I had 3 sons that I gave birth to and a nephew who is more like a son (I was at his birth too). It sadden me to have celebrated a milestone birthday without any of them there. And this year Christmas without them seems a little overbearing but just like any good story there's a silver lining in my story. When the Lord blessed me with my husband he also extended my family. And he added a wonderful daughter and son along with 9 grandchildren. Even in my quiet sadness they've been consistent. Here's an example, we had 3 granddaughters dance for our church's Christmas production for the Lord. Without my husband and his family, there would have only been one granddaughter in that performance. When I had my awesome party, again it was my husband and his family with a few good friends that did it. What I am saying to you is that God himself will give you what you are missing in your life. As you read my family has actually increased in numbers.
As you read my story perhaps you found yourself within the story and you have experienced hard times in your life. If you will allow him to be the Great I Am you will lack nothing. Thank you Lord because I lacked nothing. I hope you can see that the faithfulness of God in my life is and always has been amazing to me. Because He truly is a good, good Father. That's just who He is.
As you prepare to celebrate the most wonderful time of year. Please remember that Jesus is the reason for this season. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
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For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace Isaiah 9:6 NLT version