In case you were wondering:
This is the pretty sight we were relaxing over just before The Flu: Round II struck.
Baby B had us up a couple times in the night and around 4 A.M., Sweet P joined in the fun. We were kind of hoping the kids would sleep in a bit, given that they were all awake for a while in the night.
But, on Christmas, what do you expect?
In spite of the sickness, these smiles were plentiful all day. And that was my Joyful Moment. Baby B did sleep in a bit, and took a while to decide Christmas was fun with how rotten he felt, but eventually warmed up to it. Sweet P magically seemed to feel fine, even though she had several bouts of sickness all day long.
This will definitely be a Christmas we will always remember.
We had to alter and cancel many of our plans for the day including most of the family staying home from church, cancelling plans to have another friend without family having over, allowing the missionaries to come call their families in our home, and carolling with several friends at a retirement home. I was sad about all of this, but didn't want to spread the plague with anyone else.
More Joyful Moments were had in reflecting on Jesus Christ and the reason for Christmas. I echo my comments from last Sunday in expressing my gratitude for Jesus Christ, His life, His atonement, His death, and His resurrection. I know He lives and that we can live with Him forever.
Wishing you all a beautiful Christmas with Joyful Moments to remember!