Dear Readers, I’m writing this post as we travel up I-75 from my phone. Amazing what technology can do these days. Dear Stomach, you’ve been great on this trip! Just a couple more hours until we can get out of the car! Dear Jacob, we probably won’t get to talk on the phone tonight because I’m going to be dog tired and you have to open in the morning. But, for the millionth time, I miss you dearly. Dear Mumford and Sons Radio on Pandora, you are quite neat. I like you.
Dear Florida, it’s the middle of winter and you are just as hot and humid as ever. I guess some things never change. Dear Whoever Hacked My Facebook and Email, I do believe I know who you are. And I want you to know that you are childish and immature. It’s been 4 years, get over it already. Dear Jacob, you are so good to me. I am praying for you and the things I know you are struggling with. I’m praying for growth for both of us and our relationship in the years to come. I love you. Dear Car, lets not make me sick tomorrow, kay? Dear Destiny, I am soooo excited to see you tomorrow!! Distance cannot keep best friends apart!
Dear Readers, I just want to thank y’all for taking the time to check out my blog! It truly means so much to me! Dear Jacob, I miss you. Dear Momma, there aren’t always words to say, but the little smiles and looks we share say more than enough.
Dear Grandma, we gave you your Christmas presents today. You were pleasantly surprised. You commented on each gift…except for the daily devotional. However, you spend the most time studying it and flipping through its pages. I know that all of the family is praying for your salvation. Dear Momma, I know you’re bored…I am too. But, this is some special time and we should really make the most of it. I’m not sure how, but I want to wake up tomorrow with a more positive attitude. Dear Jacob, I’m so thankful that you got to go home and surprise your mom for Christmas; I know she loved that. And I’m thankful that you got to spend some alone time with her without me there. Y’all definitely needed it. Can’t wait to be home with you again though.
Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Proverbs 30:5
This one is a little late from yesterday as I was without internet access, and really didn’t feel like trying to do it from my phone…lazy me.
Dear 75 South, you are an awfully boring road to travel along. Spruce yourself up a bit, would ya? Dear Sisters, I am so glad that we didn’t annoy the crap out of each other the whole time. Dear Jacob, even though I am surrounded by my family, I am missing you terribly and it’s really weighing on my mood. I will be so glad to be back home with you again.
Dear Followers, Merry Christmas! I hope you all have had a wonderful day! Dear God, thank You for teaching me something new each day about love and patience; two things that I definitely lack in. Dear Momma, you crack me up. I am so thankful for your love and appreciate you more than words can express. Dear Dadjy, I love you so much. I wish I was a better example of the gospel to you. I want so badly for you and Kelli to come to know Christ, but it seems that my hypocritical ticks are getting in the way of that. I want to change that this year. Dear Jacob, you drove four hours to surprise your mom for Christmas today. I wish I could have seen the look on her face when she opened the door and saw you standing there. Priceless. I bet she cried. Dear Self, buck up and get over your silly little attitude that you’ve had the past couple of days. Love is patient, love is kind. You are being neither right now. You’ve got a 12 hour car ride with the family tomorrow. Get it together.
There are probably going to be so many blog posts about Christmas and Christmas Eve, so I’m going to keep this pretty short and to the point. The reason for the season is Christ, His birth, His death, and His saving grace. Without Him I would literally not be here with my family to celebrate another Christmas with them. It’s not about how many presents we are going to get or give, it is about making the choice to receive the most expensive gift that you could never begin to deserve on your own. SO, with that in mind…
Dear God, thank You for freely giving the gift of Christ so that I can come before you blameless and clean and whole.