Merry Christmas to you today. We’ve enjoyed our Mexico Christmas with our missionary and ministry family here today.
With our guests, the Prusia family, who have four boys, we began with a late morning reading of the Christmas story. I first asked everyone to think of one part of the Christmas story that they could think of and see if we could piece it together from what everyone mentioned. We had a little fun correcting a few of the common misconceptions (pun intended) that were mentioned and I was glad no one mentioned a small boy with a drum!
After just about killing off the little boys who could hardly wait to open up their presents, we finally had everyone open one gift each, all at the same time. We had enough for three rounds and it appears that transformers were the highlight with the youngest and most anxious gift-ripper-openers.
Chili, potato soup, and homemade bread provided a delicious lunch. I drove over and brought Jason, Kristin, and Justin to enjoy lunch and some games afterward. On our drive from their house, we found ourselves driving through a parade! See the photos below.
Co-workers, Paul and Grace Becker, joined us after lunch for the game time. The men weren’t really all that interested in the game time so we took a drive to the other side of town to show our guests a bit of the area as well as the community center facilities. I haven’t been over there in many months and was glad to see some new construction on the 2nd floor.
My mother called to tell me that Dad spent the day in the hospital after spending about 8 hours in the ER awaiting attention. Dad will have surgery Sunday morning for a problem in his urinary tract. The problem is not totally understood, but the surgery probably will be able to resolve it as the surgeon will be able to explore the area where they think the problem is located. At least, that’s the hope. He could be home by Monday or may need several days longer if there are complications or they discover a more complex problem. I’d appreciate your prayers for both my parents and that Dad’s health issue resolves well with this surgery.