When the Family Gathers

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“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” — Matthew 1:23

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We are one week into December. It is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We will be gathering in San Diego for the BIG Heim Family Christmas Gathering. It will be the first Christmas without the presence of my husband’s, and his siblings’, parents. This, this day, will be a bittersweet step forward into how Christmas with the Clan will now look and feel.

What we can always depend on, though, is…

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a gathering of the women listening to, and caring about, each other.

And…

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the brother-men being loving and silly.

And…

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smiles {because memories are a good thing}.

And cousins…

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growing up together, from childhood to adulthood, from singles to spouses to parents, and sharing.

And… always…

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ALWAYS, the children.

So as you, too, grow deeper into your Christmas season celebrations, I wish you lots of Merry and Joy, dear friend.

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And hold close to your heart and your hopes the knowledge that…

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He is with us.

How are you preparing for the His season?

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