Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve

During this season of Christmas, many things went undone. We tried to focus on the positives... what we could do, what we believe, and on one another. Today, we have been trying to figure out what to say in a Christmas post - - how to expresses the joy we have in the midst of a year of pain; how to wish each of you, near and far, a very Merry Christmas.

We found the words we were searching for in today's post by Emily Freeman at "Chatting at the Sky".

"May your Christmas be filled with laughter. As you miss those who can’t be with you, as you feel the truth of where you are right now, as you move through the packing and the cooking and the coming together, may the miracle of Christmas carry a lightness into the center of your being.

The world is broken, but Christ has come. Light wins. Hope lives. And the souls of the saints breathe a sigh of sweet relief."

We miss who we can't be with. We feel the truth of where we are now - sometimes it is oh so painful, sometimes it is oh so wonderful. We are cooking and wrapping. We are thankful that the four of us are together in this wonderful place called 'home'. We thank God for the miracle of Christmas for it brings us joy, peace, light, love, grace, and ever-lasting life. We are broken, but we are not alone. Christ is here! 

We wish you blessings today and every day!
Enjoy your Christmas!

In Him,
The Tates

“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” —which means, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33


  1. Well said! We hope u 4 have a very merry Christmas as well!!!

  2. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and most certainly a healthy, happy and fantastic New Year in 2013 ...Love, The Slater's