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by | Dec 26, 2010 | | Christmas Traditions & Thoughts | 3 comments

Christmas is a magical time of year. It brings surprises to all the kids…big and small. Most importantly, we celebrate Jesus’ birthday.

It’s also a special time to spend with family and friends. Each moment is precious. I remember as a child visiting our grandparents after Christmas and then going to different friend’s houses to share the season with them. We had fun playing together with our new toys and seeing what they received as gifts. We enjoyed these times. Our parents showed us how important it is to do this.

This year, my brother and sister-in-law (Murray and Natalie) have their entire family home in New Brunswick to celebrate Christmas. It’s my great niece’s (Anaiah) first Christmas, so I know they are savouring every little “new” moment with her. Amazing.

For me, I’ve received another gift. My sister is here visiting with Jeff and I. It’s her first time coming to London this time of year and we’re looking forward to celebrating the rest of Christmas week and New Year’s with her. We know they’ll be lots of laughing and we’ll probably shed a few tears as we reminisce about Christmases from the past.

Next to our Saviour’s gift, family is the most important present we can ever receive. I praise God for my family.

Let’s delight in each moment together as family and friends. They are precious.

Happy New Year everyone!

(Sue and I on Christmas morning!)


  1. susan steeves

    I am SO…. glad to be here!!!! You and Jeff are a gift to me and make me feel so LOVED!!

  2. Alysia

    so i was rereading a bunch of your blogs while catching up on them and i stumbled upon this one again and i dont think i really looked at the picture closely the first time…i had to do a double take, i thought i was in the picture but knew that wasnt possible, that it was aunt sue….now i see why mrs. rice (marg) always thought I looked like aunt susan!! I totally see it here! haha

    • Darlene L. Turner

      That’s funny Alysia! You’re right…you do look like Sue here! You also look like you’re Aunt Beth! 🙂 xo


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