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Christmas: A Few of My Favorite Things

I can't remember a Christmas season that I have enjoyed any more than 2009. Perhaps it is because we are all excited to spend time with our new grandson Aiden. I have been blessed to have wonderful tradition passed down to me.

So to Aiden and all of you, here are a few of my favorite things at Christmas time:
Jesus!FamilyThe Christmas Story from the BibleThe Music: Favorite Carols ( Oh Holy Night, O Come All Ye Faithful)The buzz in the air of excitementChurch Choir programsChildren's choirsfudgesledsgaloshes (boots?)kidsbabiesMom's cookingSalad that has mandarin oranges, marshmellows, cocunut, nuts ( You get the picture)Spending on othersA great bargainChristmas treat bags at churchRed PoinsettiasSnowHearing from friendsCharlie Brown ChristmasIt's a Wonderful LifeWhite ChristmasA fire burningA lit tree. And this brings me to my point. As we were gazing at our tree the other night, all but two strands of lights went out at the same time. It was very sad looking. Renee sea…

Just Like That? Merry Christmas

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Prov. 17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their father.

He came around the corner, walking tall. My son was about to introduce us to a little man that would change our world. Our new grandbaby. A boy! Aiden Andrew Jackson.

As Renee and I had the chance to hold him in those first few minutes of life, it was as if we were stepping back in time twenty four years. It was our boy that we were supposed to hold, as parents. But just like that........ we became grandparents.

What will he call me? Papaw, Poppy, Granddad, GRANDBROTHER Greg? You know what, what ever he decides will be perfect.

The spoiling, the fishing rods, the ball games, the fun ahead of him.... and us! These are exciting days. What a hap...happiest season of them all.

Christmas is the perfect time to have a baby. It is a fresh reminder that Jesus is Christmas. Can you imagine looking into the eyes of your newborn, knowing that you would one day have to give them up to die on a cruel…