(This pic was taken about an hour ago with the Christmas Teddy sent from Mommy and Daddy)
My husband is getting ready to pop some champagne. The glasses are chilled. It's a few minutes after midnight on Christmas Eve. He proposed to me and my son a few minutes after midnight on Christmas Eve in the snow in front of Lincoln's Memorial seventeen years ago. So, its our tradition that we drink champagne and take a few minutes to count our blessings for the year - and for each other.
We have, indeed, been blessed twenty fold. My Christmas wish for each of you is that you are equally blessed with love, happiness and health. I wish that our Heavenly Father looks down upon you, touches you with the hand of God - and bestows peace and prosperity upon you and yours.
I am sharing this favorite Santa pic of mine. This is to honor my son and daughter-in-law -
Sgt Matthew "Blake" Russell, US Army/Iraq
and SPC Amanda Russell - US Army/Iraq
and all the other men and women who serve our country with honor and bravery. We are blessed to be the "Home of the Free" because of their sacrifices. May the Good Lord be with them and give them, and may the spirit of Christmas touch their hearts no matter how far away from home they may be. God Bless Our Troops!
Finally, I want to thank each of you who have supported me in the past few months as I venture out on my new blog, but also the love and concern you shared with me while I was sick. I look forward to seeing you again in a few days.
From the Garrett Home to Yours....Merry Christmas! Love, Barb