Emily Belle Freeman



Gladden a Heart

photo We gathered around the fire to decide whose heart needed gladdening and how we would go about doing it.

It was Ian who thought of the heart.

Then we just had to decide how.

It seemed like a plate of homemade Christmas fudge would bring gladness.

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So we began.

Google provided the recipe, and everyone pitched in to help.  We knew we were on the right track when the butter melted into a heart all on its own.  It really was fudge meant to gladden a heart!

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We stirred, and poured, and even tasted!

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While the fudge was chilling in the fridge my sister-in-law Steph asked Ian, who has become a permanent part of our home for a bit, how things are going.

We laughed so hard at his reply...

"It's good.  I go to school, and then to work, and then I come home to see which part of the world we are saving that day.  I never know what's going to happen next!"

Well, that's what happens when you live in a home that is doing the 24 Days of Christmas.

You just don't know what's going to happen next.

This morning I made hot chocolate for everyone to take with them to school.  As I was cleaning up the wrapper caught my eye...

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Create the Moment...do you see it there...written right on the wrapper?

It's exactly what we are doing.

Every day of Christmas.

And you just don't know what's going to happen next!

Emily Freeman