May God be with all of you through the NEW YEAR 2015 !! Many blessings for you and yours! Love from the de Vries-Ouattara
Part 3: Two dreams came true
We hope you all had a merry and God-centered Christmas ! This year again, we were thinking about what God wants for Christmas. So we did our best to give, open and surrender our HEART to our Savior, the Light of the world, the Prince of Peace. We ended up being blessed beyond our hope and dreams.
Since couple years now, I dreamed to have a nativity scene. I could not find it.. So I finally gave up ! Then something amazing happened. The first day of December, we discovered a present at our door step with a card saying this:
And then, every few days, we received gifts at our door step from those mysterious friends!
Each gift bag had one character of the Nativity,
The last day, December 25th, we got baby Jesus, the true meaning of Christmas!!
God is good, all the time! The second dream that came true is the wonderful Christmas celebration at our church. Our family was part of a play called: Christmas in reverse! Finally, I had my cousin Sara visiting from Montreal with her three boys and my Nephew Zié and his wife Nicole from Washington State to share Christmas with us. Those are some pictures of what will be for our family : a CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER !!
Nema & Dara are the angels, Daniel was Joseph and Michael was the hotel host.
Marc and me playing Adam & Eve character
Feeling blessed to have my family together !
A table set for twelve people !
Merry Christmas from our family to yours. God bless you !!
Part 2: Play some Nat King Cole!
When our kids were little, our dream and prayers were that one day, at least one or two of them will choose and love to play an instrument. I can’t believe that today our dream came true! Marc and I feel bless to have so talented kids. This year, Michael & Nema are having some piano lessons and Daniel & Dara are in a guitar class. Wow, believe me, our house is everyday full of music, praise & worship. It’s amazing how fast learners they are and how easy they can switch between any kind of instrument, especially our oldest: Daniel !
Beside that, our girls love to sing. So, we were very proud to enjoy their music school recital and their wonderful schools concert and appreciate again their amazing talents! Bravo to all their music teachers and we are proud of our fantastic 4!
“The sign said don’t do it, so naturally I did it. Signs are always saying stuff in a silent way.
Writing is a way to say something in a silent way.”
― Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious
This morning I heard the birds singing in the trees across our house. It caught my attention because, I don’t remember seeing or hearing bunch of birds in October in Edmonton!
Then, something heartbreaking happened: I heard a big “boom” against the living room window and saw about five birds making a lot of noise around a lying bird. I went out and this is what I saw…
Poor bird, I couldn’t rescue him, He was instantly dead 😦