Not long ago, I had the pleasure of hearing the Kingdom Heirs in concert at Dollywood in Tennessee. My husband bought me a T-shirt that says "Keep Christ in Christmas". I loved the new song "Good News from the Graveyard" by the Kingdom Heirs. As Christmas approaches, I remember the reason for the season and thank God for the opportunity to visit with family and friends I rarely get to see. As I reflect on the Tennesses visit and the new song I heard, I am happy to know Mom and Lisa are in heaven for Christmas. God gives, and He takes away. We are blessed with a new little bundle of holiday joy this Christmas season, little granddaughter named Ava Marie. She's seven months old, and her eyes curiously roam, light up, glitter,glow, and sparkle as much as the lights on our Christmas tree. It's her first Christmas, and she's spending it with us. Thank God for such a precious gift. What freshness and joy she brings. I wrote an article about my own precious gift from heaven, my youngest son, and my choice to answer God's calling as a young mother. Later, in God's own perfect timing, he blessed me with a career, but my job at that particular time in my life was my son. When we follow God's calling, He blesses us. He has blessed me with two beautiful grandsons from my son, and life goes on. Thank you God for the precious gifts of children and grandchildren and for allowing me to live to see my children grown and to see my grandchildren. Lord willing, I'll live to see my grandchildren grow and become a great grandmother. Lord willing, I'll write for His kingdom. Thank you, God, for all the precious gifts you've placed in my life and for all the blessings you continuously bestow. I love you!