As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Most Unique Gift EVER Found Under My Christmas Tree

...would have to be this!

As Bekah opened this intriguing softish package on Christmas morning, mailed to her from her big brother Ryan from far, far away, we all waited anxiously to see what it was.

Now you must know that Bekah is all pink and frills and dresses and girlish things, so when she peeled back a piece of the pretty gingham paper, and saw a bit of a beak and black fur peeking out (and you must also know that Ryan is all outdoorsy and nature-y and no frills at all), she shrieked, "EEWW!" Gammy recoiled and others waited in suspense (or dread) to see just what was lurking in this package. Dad came to the rescue and pulled from his paper trappings...

...a very large raven puppet!

Then Bekah giggled and the Raven became quite the popular guy the rest of the day. Many different hands (from big adult hands to tiny child hands) made him come alive.

And he looks quite happy under the Christmas tree surrounded by glittery yarn and sparkling shirts and kitty calendars.


  1. Ray looks lovely under the tree! At least he is glossy and sleek (the most girly things I can think of about him). :-)

  2. Wow, this raven is a very unique gift. I'm so glad it's a puppet. At first I thought it was a "stuffed" real bird. NOT a Bekah friendly present, but this IS!
    Good job, Ryan!


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