Faithfully each day he would appear in a new spot around the house. Joey Francisco, our family elf, was adored by our girls. They would run down the steps every morning looking around to see who would spot him first. Joey would even leave fun things for them to do, ways in which to help others and special treats on occasion. My all time favorite was the snowman poop (powered doughnuts) left with a note saying he was on special clean up duty the night before at the North Pole. That morning Abigail declared that she hoped he was on clean up duty every night from now on ~ white power all over her lips.
I had no idea she had written the note, it must have happened when I was making dinner. After the girls were in bed, Tom and I would discuss Joey’s new location and that’s when we found it. Anna had written Joey a note and placed it so he could look at it.
It was so sweet and warmed my heart so much. The magic of the holidays ~ I loved creating traditions and celebrating this beautiful time of year with my family.
My heart is heavy. This morning it was hard to get out of bed ~ I’m sure the gloomy rainy weather doesn’t help. I miss them so much ~ I miss them so much!!!!
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:4-9
Today, and everyday, I will rest in His word!