Doesn't everyone say that? But it's just so true. Yes, it's cold and the trees are getting really ugly and bare, but the feeling in the air is all about love, joy, and anticipation of good things to come. I've had years that were extremely hard and lonely this time of year, and all the hustle and bustle just makes you feel even lonelier, surrounded by your problems. So I know it's not all joy and cheer for everyone during the holidays. I'm glad God has brought me back to a good place, and I can trust Him to provide for me and care for my every need. I've learned the key is not simply wishing and praying for something, but trusting God enough to believe without a doubt that you will receive it. To know He will do it for you. Faith is such a hard thing sometimes, because it requires you to let go, to acknowledge it's not in your power, and give it all to God. I know I love to be independent and self-sufficient, and it's been hard learning that lesson over and over in my life when the doubt creeps in and takes over.
Well, that turned into something completely different from what I intended this post to be, but that's okay. It's kind of fun that way, right? All I wanted to do was put up a couple pictures of the kids on the roof (NOT my idea).