To give you an update, life is normal for us. I've been enjoying working with my kids and love them more every day. Marc hadn't been busy until about a week ago, when he was picked up on a deal and is actually working out of town all week. We are planning to meet in Greenville on Friday (Christmas Eve) and spend the holiday with our families. We'll be back in San Francisco for New Year's Eve and hope to do something fun to enjoy the celebration!
San Francisco is beginning to experience "rainy season." It's rained for the last three weeks here and doesn't seem to be letting up anytime soon. I can see why people visit here in the summer mostly. It may be cloudy and foggy in the summer, but at least it's not raining all the time. I'm told this will last until the late spring. AND I'm told it gets worse. Awesome.
I don't care if it's raining though, I still love it here. I'm thankful it doesn't get really cold and it doesn't get icy. I like the cooler weather year 'round and I like not having to wear a heavy coat - just a jacket and a couple layers will do. I love to wear warm clothes anyway. I bought some North Face fleece pants and let me tell you, there are not many things more comfortable.
Later this week we are heading to Greenville, SC to be with our families for Christmas. I'm looking forward to it immensely. It will be a nice break and it'll be good to with with family for the holidays. I'm also looking forward to coming back home to SF for New Years Eve. Hopefully we'll find something really fun to do that night in order to properly enjoy the city.
I probably won't write much anymore between now and Christmas. I wanted to share my favorite Christmas carol of the year. I am always so moved by the words to some of the traditional carols. We sang this one in church Sunday and the words put very simply what Christmas means.
Come thou long-expected Jesus,
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel's strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.
Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a Child and yet a King.
Born to reign in us for ever,
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all-sufficient merit
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.
Reflect on the beautiful Christmas story in the Bible. Spend time loving your family. Be a blessing to someone who is alone or sad this season.