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  • Writer's pictureAnna Maria De Guid

Christmas Eve 2021

On October 19, my siblings texted that they have purchased their tickets to Los Angeles. Their families have finalized their plans of spending Christmas with our family! What a blessing!

Then my mind raced to December. I knew that with 14 guests, plus the five of us, it was going the be all pandemonium, sleepless nights, and craziness! I have to finalize food, accommodations, and activities. For a minute I thought I should leave it all to God. Then on second thought, I didn't think that was a good idea. I believe I had to plan things out, and pray for the best. If things don't work out as planned, then God was more than welcome to share his plans with us.

As we celebrate this Christmas Eve, I know that everything will be as I imagined - lots of craziness, messes, and above all, love. And that's what Christmas is really all about.



My name's Anna Maria, and I publish a new video on YouTube's Touched by Grace Today and a new post on my blog every Friday! Check out for my other articles! If you've been #tbgtoday, feel free to share your story of grace here.

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Mita McGee
Mita McGee
Dec 26, 2021

Through all the craziness, sleepless nights and endless planning, the laughter, catching up, sharing makes it all worth it.

Jesus is the reason for the season!

We gather as family to celebrate His birth. what a blessing he gave us to be able to gather in his protection. Our hearts are full of his grace, our tummies fuller with the feast and our souls soar in thanksgiving!

Thank you Lord for being Emmanuel… God with us!

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