Merry Christmas, dear family and friends! It’s early here – about 7:30 a.m. But I just couldn’t sleep any longer (I’m as excited as a kid when it comes to Christmas) and I’m enjoying the QUIETNESS of our home before the day brings noise, activity and more people. We left our tree lights on last night (Dave really wanted to) and I’m glad we did – it was so wonderful to walk downstairs this morning and to be welcomed by an already-lit tree. It’s beautiful. And as I sit here and think and relax this morning, I can’t help but praise God for all He has done in my life. In Dave’s life. In the lives of our family and friends. And this year, a special thanks to God for drawing to Himself my friend’s father. We’ve prayed for this moment for years and a week ago, He saw His need for a Savior and turned to Christ. Praise God! Now to pray for her brother and his wife! May this Christmas bring you in contact with many of your loved ones and may you have a wonderful day celebrating the reason for this season – the miraculous birth of a baby who was destined for great things as He was (and still IS) the Son of the Living God! Merry Christmas!