Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Great Christmas Tree Tour: Ginger Simpson
This is my friend Ginger Simpson's Christmas tree. She decorates an adorable little tree each year, and this one is as cute as ever.
Virginia Collins fears her life is almost over. The one thing that still brings her joy is spending time with her young grandson, Davey. It's Christmas, and despite trying to view the holiday through a child's anxious eyes, Virginia still feels empty, alone and can't find her spirit. So many loved ones have passed, the yuletide is forever changed... until she receives a special Christmas Eve message.
Tiredness pulled Virginia's mouth into a huge yawn. Tomorrow would be hectic with everyone there, dinner to prepare-a time to give thanks. It would be a good time to let go of her anger at God, if only she could. She had to restore her faith. for Davey's sake. Somehow! With her palms pressed together beneath her chin, Virginia repeated the same prayer she chanted nightly since her mother's death. "Dear Lord, please help me find forgiveness in my heart and to understand why things happen the way they do. I know you have a plan for everything, and I ask you to watch over my little grandson, especially. Keep him safe, and please, please help me to teach him right from wrong. Amen."