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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, Nov 27, 2006.
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Being in the AF and always being so far away from my folks and other family members, I have not been able to go home to KY and see them for Christmas in over 15 years.
This year is different as we get to fly to KY and spend a week there with my parents and siblings. My kids are so excited and we may even get to see snow something my daughter has only seen once.
I pastor, and since Christmas eve is on a Sunday my hands are a bit tied in light of travel...especially since we are 6 hours away from my folks and 10 hours from my wife's folks.
We'll be in church Christmas Eve (I'm a Worship and Student Pastor) and my wife has to work Christmas Day. I've volunteered to come in to work with her so someone else can have the day with their family. I might as well work that day with her so I can be with mine.
Pray for us... it's our first Christmas without our baby, and my wife is already realizing that.
We are a pastor's family too, so we will be home, but we like to be home on Christmas. There is a family here that always includes us on their holiday family traditions.
I didn't know whether to vote "Traveling" or "other"...Finally decided on "other".
I'll be spending about 12 hours from 3pm Christmas day driving drunks home. Lucky me huh?
God bless you, Pete, and thank you for that service.
Our daughter and son-in-law will be here. Our son-in-law is paraplegic and was working with the hopefuls trying to make the paraplegic basketball Olympic team when he was beat up about ten days ago. Really attacked badly and suffered several head wounds. Our daughter did well in the crisis and is taking care of him but was in tears over the results, which means he cannot practice for some time to come. So we are flying them out from Wisconsin and they will spend the week before Christmas with family and friends in the Sacramento area and then fly up here to Oregon on Christmas day to spend a week here. That is adding some cheer to this time for them.
We still cannot believe it happened...our hearts break for them.
Daughter's home, since she's the grandmother!
Certainly! I remember the first Christmas after our five-year old nephew went home to our Lord. We could not come close to understanding the gap in his parents lives. But we could, and did, offer our love and prayers.
Now, those will be yours.
My wife and I will be alone together on Christmas for the first time in hundreds of years. :tongue3:
Our 2 daughters will be at their respective in-laws homes... so we will be alone together... sleeping late and eating whatever we want. :godisgood:
Tom, when I was a young gal, I wouldn't have understood the appeal of that situation, but now, that I'm not a young gal, it sounds heavenly!
I would go to my brother's or sister's but my boss got the day after off this year before I tried to claim it.
Sorry Joshua, I didn't see that first time I looked through this thread. You both in prayers this way.
We will have our own family christmas at home but we also live close to our parents so we will spend time with them too. We go to my mother in laws on christmas eve. We'll have christmas morning at home and then go for dinner at my mothers. My greatgrandmother is still living and I will be visiting her one of the two days also. We will have church Christmas Eve because we wouldn't have a reason to celebrate if it wasn't for the birth of Christ. Before we open gifts we have a prayer of thanks the most important gift ever given (Christ) and then for the gifts He has allowed us to share with each other that morning. We also have a bible reading before opening our presents. Just a tradition that was carried on from my family growing up.
My mother is coming from Columbus, Ohio for the Holidays. She does not know that I know that she is coming. My loving wife cannot keep a secret like this from her husband:laugh: So this is going to be a great Holiday season for my family.:thumbsup: