• Beth Hildebrand

Christmas Gratitudes

Wow! It’s 2013! Here’s some photos from this pas special week, and even more, here’s more I’m adding to my list of gratitudes. I’m going to write more soon but I wanted to share God’s joy that’s come from His Son’s birthday!

Happy New Year!


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#1128 seeing our Christmas tree lights reflecting on my computer screen


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#1129 the stars and candles as we worship Emmanuel, our Savior!


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#1130 making caramel pretzels as gifts for neighbors

#1131 watching Miracle on 34th Street and Sound of Music with the family…movie nights!

#1132 our family reading advent story every night this month Bartholomew’s Passage

#1133 Christmas Eve traditions

#1134 humbled that God would become man in that messed up world to save us.

#1135 humbled that He Is and continues to be a gift to us every day as our Savior.

#1136 humbled at the beauty of His Story was breathed and written for us as a gift, promise and hope.

#1137 waking up Christmas morning and whispering, “Happy Birthday Jesus.”

#1138 Jesus’ birthday story still brings me tears

#1139 our family together on Christmas

#1140 reenacting the Christmas story at grandparents’ home.

#1141 moonlit fields blanketed with snow driving home from Christmas at grandparents’.


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#1142 sledding on steep hills covered with snow and sleet…perfect for sledding the day after Christmas.


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#1143 dinner, conversations and laughter with dear college friends


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#1144 Staying up to ring in the new year with my family including my niece being the first time she’s stayed up to celebrate it!

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#1145 the gift from dad… a trunk he made with his own hands.


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#1146 The gift of a breathtaking sunrise AND sunset on December 31, 2012

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