so little time. I can not believe there are only 12 days until my family celebrates Buckeye Christmas. This is what we call the Jayne Family Christmas. I was raised in a family with 7 children and 6 of them are married and live away. 5 of them have kids...and it makes it hard to get everyone in at Christmas time, so several years, we decided to change it up and have everyone come in during the Thanksgiving weekend. We used to celebrate the Christmas part on Friday or Saturday, but that has changed too. Now we celebrate it on Thanksgiving. How does that go? Well, we meet around 2 pm for Thanksgiving dinner, then that afternoon/evening we have Buckeye Christmas. I'm not really sure why it's called Buckeye, because for several years it was held in Kentucky, but we still called it that. I have to say, I like calling it Buckeye - because I am one :)
We have a lot of fun getting together to eat, fellowship, eat, play games (especially mafia), eat some more, play with the nieces/nephews, and did I mention eat???? One of our favorites is Giovanni's Pizza. My family LOVES it. :) it's the BEST!
This Buckeye Christmas may have more tears than any other Buckeye Christmas we have had. My daddy is in Heaven now and he is greatly missed. I was thinking about last December and how I sang a new song at their church - I actually surprised my parents. My dad was doing well and he was singing in the choir...that was just last December...and now he's with Jesus. The time was just too short with him. I am thankful that he shared with me Jesus' gift of Salvation. Christmas is all about Jesus coming to earth - did it happen on December 25th? No, but that's the day we have set aside to celebrate it.
I have a few projects I'm working on to complete for Buckeye Christmas and Christmas in December. I also am directing the Children's Christmas program again this year. I have been reading the Christmas story from the Bible to these kids. My helpers and I have prayed over the kids and for the hearts of those who will attend. I am praying the seeds will be planted - and maybe harvested through this presentation.
Well...this blog is all over the place, but it's been awhile since I wrote. I hope to do better and maybe things can settle down some :)