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I think this blog will be quiet for the next couple of weeks.  Nothing has changed with church, we still haven’t gone back.  As of right now, we’re not sure what’s happening with that, but we know the plan is to do something in January.  But it’s not in our hands, and we’re trying to be okay with that.

In the meantime, we’re taking some time this weekend to go visit some friends.  We were originally going to spend Thanksgiving with them until everything blew up and we went to Nebraska to see my parents instead.  So we’re making up for that missed visit, and then we’ll come back home for a day or two.  Then on Christmas day, we already had plane tickets to go to my sister’s house.  We decided to keep them as is (mostly because changing plane tickets the week of Christmas is both expensive and impossible).  Because getting a ride to the airport on Christmas day would be next to impossible, we decided to treat ourselves and we’re going to spend Christmas Eve night at a hotel by the airport.

What’s hard is that for the first time in both of our lives we’re not going to go to church on Christmas.  But we know that God is using all of this to bring us closer and closer to each other.   Travis said to me yesterday that he had been praying for an opportunity for us to get closer, and now he’s almost wishing he hadn’t prayed for it!  🙂  Funny how God answers our prayers in ways we don’t expect.

I think Travis has found some element of peace now.  Yesterday we ate breakfast in a restaurant and he overheard a guy at the next table say, “Why are you worrying about something you can’t control?”  He knew the fact that he only overheard that phrase was because God wanted to reassure him.  And it helped that we got into the Christmas spirit by shopping for each other yesterday too.  One of Travis’ strongest love languages is giving gifts, so he was overjoyed just by getting to shop for me.  Am I blessed or what?

If I don’t write again this year, please know that I pray that you all have a wonderful Christmas, New Year, holiday season, vacation, what have you.  I’m looking forward to seeing my nieces next week and spending time with old friends this week.  God’s blessings to you all as we celebrate the birth of Christ!

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