i'm not going to totally recap twenty-ten for you all, but i'm going to write an end of the year synopsis. the year two thousand ten for the most part sucked, but christmas day and the christmas season wrapped up the year in a big, (gigantic) red, fancy, fluffy, perfect bow.
that made a short christmas season for me.
also, we have the tightest budget that i think we've ever had this year.
anyway. enough detail.
one of my new friends from fourth day gave us a slew of new-to-us toys and clothes. i haven't gotten close enough to this group to share any of my burdens with and none of them really know me or my circumstances yet. there's no way (beside's god's awesomeness) that she could've known that every single one of the gifts she gave us were absolutely in every way perfect for the child intended! even starboys!!!!
if that wasn't enough. as we got home from our church's christmas eve service, we found a big black garbage bag full of gifts addressed to each one of us personally, from "a friend". i don't know who this "friend" was... but the gifts were all so ideal. each gift for each person was exactly who that person was and it was amazing and beautiful and almost made me cry.
on top of that all, my mother-in-law and parents definately did their share of giving and surely blessed the socks off of all of us.
Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."