Reposting from my own archives: When L. Raised His Hand

I haven’t posted anything new in a long time. I still love to write, but life keeps the wheels turning in many different directions these days! Here is something I wrote three years ago, to remember something that happened three years before that! Joy triumphs over sadness when we have a living hope!

Running the Race

The post that follows is something I wrote about a few years ago, as I was remembering the events in our family in December of 2008.  Our little boy was three and a half, and we didn’t know we were going to have a little A yet!  I’ve edited it a bit so it makes more sense in the details, but the story is just as special to me as when it all happened…

Christmas has always meant happy times with family, singing beloved hymns and songs, anticipating the giving and receiving of gifts, eating favorite special foods, and ever since I was a little girl, retelling the story of Jesus’ birth. As I’ve grown up, each of these parts of the celebration has become sweeter and more meaningful.

At Christmastime eight years ago, there was more to anticipate than usual: in early November of 2008, I found out…

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