For some, maybe they were homeless this year after so many years of "having" and this year the bottom fell out, they had no place to go but the streets. For some they are living in little communities of squaller type digs. The paper here the other day, said down by the beach there were 11 communities. A few churches have opened their doors to house them and feed them. We as a church body are to care for one another.
This Christmas we watched God turn hurt into His Glory! Pain into Incredible Love! It was a beautiful Christmas. This year, the gifts weren't expensive, they weren't. They were simple and well-thought out, but we had so much fun doing that. Here's a pic of what we did for two of the grand kids- We had so much fun collecting a ton of shells! We even had help from a gentleman who was on his last day of vacation and collected some really neat ones that were still whole and oh, so beautiful. We even found a few sand dollars, one even whole. We collected a huge bag of them. The two incredible comments for us this year was from Joel and Fionia. Joel " This was the best Christmas ever, because everyone was here and I got everything I needed!" Fionia " We just love those shells, thank you so much" Gramma Pat gave them a history lesson with the shells, and they learned where Florida was and how the shells hosted animals.
It was a heartwarming day!
|Steve collecting shells for the grandgirls!|
|Getting bowled over by the waves, didn't see that one coming!|
|It's only 7 a.m.! Kids slept in! They were ready!|
|"Yeah, look what I got!"|
|"Oh Yeah, COFFEE, KONA COFFEE"|
|"It's a train table, even Sophia can reach it"|
|Aren't those boots fashionable, especially with Jama's!|