Today was a day full of celebration – a long day of celebration!
We attended Rog’s daughter Emily’s boyfriend’s college commencement, then gathered to break bread and celebrate Nick’s achievement. There was conversation, the making of new friends, getting acquainted with family members, a bubbly toast, homemade cake decorated with the colors of Nick’s school, and the opening of gifts and greeting cards to acknowledge and congratulate Nick on earning his B.A.
Tonight’s service at The Little Chapel was an extra special one focused on Christmas. Jesus was the focal point of the message, special music was presented, gifts given – all in celebration of the birth of Jesus and what this special man gave to the world. Repeatedly we heard the message that God loves every single one of us. There is such joy in that idea, such power – and strong reason to celebrate.
On the drive home we tuned in briefly to Delilah’s radio show. People express their love for someone in their life and dedicate a song to them. It’s a celebration of love and gratitude.
It’s not often that I have such a full day of people celebrating people, but it sure is an uplifting experience and a reminder of the goodness in life and the vastness of love to be shared.