We had a full weekend. My dad turned 61. We were planning to celebrate at my mom's house, but after an ice storm went through on Friday over 120,000 people lost power...they were one of them. The report from the power company was that they wouldn't get their power back on until Christmas Eve. So we had the party at my sister's house. If you look real close, you'll see a rope being lowered down next to my dad's head. My niece sent down a birthday message for Grandpa from the loft. So cute. On Sunday morning, I woke up at my usual time these days...4:00. :) Two hours later, our power went off as well. I freaked a bit thinking we could possibly not have power all week. Kevin got the generator hooked up and I was able to use my curling iron. Well, after getting it half done, the generator stopped working. I had a feeling that would happen. So, off to church we went and I finished my hair in the church bathroom.
Thankfully our power, my sister's and my mom & dad's came back on Sunday afternoon. There are still over 50,000 people without power and it is bitter cold today. It's minus 20 degrees right now with the windchill. Caedmon's school is closed today because of the cold.
The song "Breathe of Heaven" has been my comfort and prayer this week as we continue to count down days and prepare quickly for this new little baby coming soon. "Lord, help me to stay focused on your Son amidst all the craziness this week. Amid the glitter and busyness of the season, help me not to lose sight of the miracle of that very first Christmas and the miracle that is happening right here in our family too."
"Breath of heaven, Hold me together,
Be forever near me, Breath of heaven.
Breath of heaven, Lighten my darkness,
Pour over me your holiness, For you are holy.
Breath of heaven."