Christmas Ornament Painting Tradition!

Yesterday, I was afraid I was coming down with a cold.  I was so tired and had a runny nose.  But today I feel much better!  Could I be so blessed as to dodge the nasty cough/cold everyone else in my family has had?  If so, it is divine intervention!.

I puttered around and rested most of yesterday.  Amy  Turner made wonderful gluten free pizza for us.  The family loved it!  It came at a great time.  I want to be independent, but am grateful for the continued help!

We have a Christmas tradition every year of making or painting ornaments.  Last night after dinner, the kids all painted some wood ornaments.  I was afraid, we would miss this tradition this year, but am grateful we were able to do it.

Joy Baxley sent me a great  quote.  “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon.  I am grateful to find purpose in the the gospel, family, and loved ones.  It does give me courage!

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7 Responses to Christmas Ornament Painting Tradition!

  1. Tiffany Strong says:

    What a great Christmas tradition! Your family is beautiful as are you Melanie. Many prayers to you!

  2. Kelley Christensen says:

    Although I haven’t seen you alot I follow your blog and have so enjoyed the quotes you end each day with! Today I got the news that my oldest sister has breast cancer. That makes 3….but now I can share these beautiful quotes with her and her family. Thank you girl for your amazing strength! I love you

    • Kelly,

      It was so great to hear from you!…I miss you! So sorry to hear about your sister. You are an amazing women to support and love your sisters through a very difficult time. I will pray for her–but would love to have her name.

      Take care and hope you are feeling well enough to enjoy the Christmas season. Love you! Melanie

      • Kelley Christensen says:

        My sister’s name is Candi Buhl and she lives in Tuson, AZ. I hope you continue to feel good boardering on great!
        Love you!

  3. Crystalee says:

    oh, how I love you! I’ve been thinking of you and you’re still in our prayers…it’s such an inspiration to read of your faith. I love you Aunt Melanie. You are so dear to me. Thank you for your shining belief. I’m sure I speak for many when I say that you’ve brought an added dimension of perspective and meaning to my life by how you’re handling this trial and truly turning it into a miracle. I love you!

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