Monday, December 24, 2007

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

Chemai's new arrival!

(I am due on the 17th of January - so not far away now!)

Wishing everyone a Blessed Christmas, one filled with God's grace and peace. May this beautiful image of this little baby (Chemai's beautiful, healthy blessing that they have now taken home to their family, just in time for the Eve of Christmas), remind us once again of the true meaning of Christmas - that the Christ Child, "God with Us" - "Emmanuel" is the reason for this holy season.

I also want to thank all those who have prayed for my son Joseph, who had a croup attack the night before last, it seriously looked as though he would need to go to hospital. I had posted for prayers over at 4Real and had not gotten back to update before it was closed for Sunday and then after that for the coming Christmas Eve and Day. Those prayers were powerful! We were able to keep him home by steaming the bathroom and get him through to the next morning. I gave him all his natural treatments for the next day but really expected another possible rough night, last night.....but not a peep or stir out of him....never seen it before like that - so a big hug and kiss to all those praying for his recovery!

16 comments:

Caroline said...

I'm so happy to hear that you avoided the ER with your little one. Thank you for posting a picture of Augustine. He's just darling.

Merry Christmas Anne!

Ruth said...

I have been praying for Joseph since I read it last night. Just a s I was about to post on the prayer request, the baby started screaming, so I had to get off the computer, but he was in my thoughts and prayers all day. I'm so glad he's better now. This can be so scary. Merry Christmas!

Mary Vitamin (Helen) said...

Merry Christmas Anne!
Glad to hear the good news about Joseph and to see the lovely picture of Augustine.

Therese said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Anne.

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Lovely post & many blessings to you..

Meredith said...

Merry Christmas Annie!!! Love, Meredith and family!

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

I didn't realise you had such a struggle on your hands. Croup can be scary.
I'm glad he is better.

Happy and a more peaceful Christmas
to you all.

(Thinking Love, No Twaddle)
Shell

Anne (aussieannie) said...

Thank you for your lovely Christmas greetings, they warmed my heart!

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Gorgeous baby and so glad your dear son is better!

Moonlight in Vermont said...

So happy about Chemai's baby and praying for your children and whole family(croup can be scary). Blessings to you this Christmastide:)

Alice Gunther said...

What a joy it is to come here and find this absolutely precious picture!!!!!!

God is good!!!!

Congratulations on the most perfect and beautiful of all Christmas gifts! Wish I was there to hug and kiss him--and you too!!!!

: ) : ) : )

Leonie said...

Merry Christmas, Anne! So glad to hear that all is well with your son.

Karen E. said...

Congratulations on your beautiful Christmas gift! And thanks be to God that Joseph is doing well!

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

Happy New Year and may you have many blessings.
God bless

Thinking Love, No Twaddle
mum6kids.wordpress.com

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