Christmas In Review

I know we still have two days left before the day is here. But I wanted to plant this idea in your mind now, so maybe you’ll remember to come back to this post next week. Please?

What I’d like is for the comments on this post to be filled with fresh inspiration of what you did specifically to make this Christmas special. 

I have shared my romantic ideas with you for years, and now it’s time for you to do the same for the benefit and blessing of others. In fact, I got my idea for Tom’s gift this year from a friend on Instagram. Thank you @dailymaintained. 😊

Honestly I didn’t think his gift would be much this year (as far as special goes) because we have been needed extensively in caring for his mom following an emergency surgery. And that’s ok because we wouldn’t have it any other way. But because someone was willing to share their idea it helped me get over the hump of the large looming question, “what can I do?”

If your spouse doesn’t read our blog, feel free to comment now with what you are giving or doing for your spouse this year. If they do read it, then please come back next week and share with us. Your idea may be the needed inspiration for someone in need. 

Merry Christmas to you and yours. 

Remember “Every day is a gift that’s why it’s called the PRESENT!”

About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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6 Responses to Christmas In Review

  1. Years ago my sweetie and I were full time care givers for his mother. His sister came up Christmas Eve and we slipped out for a movie. We were practically the only ones in the theatre. It was great to have a break, wonderful to have some couple time, and we started a new tradition. Every Christmas Eve we run off together to catch a movie. (We typically don’t give gifts. Instead we look for things we can do together.)


  2. Mark says:

    I tried to get things for my wife to match her interests and needs. She likes to be outside and go sledding, so I got her a new sled. She is always misplacing her phone, so I got her a PebbleBee, which can go on her keychain and signal her phone (or vice versa if she misplaces her keys).

    Finally, she likes having a special calendar each year. I print out the months on cardstock, and then have our three kids draw pictures on the back of the cardstock to personalize it. A quick trip to Staples to have it bound and hole-punched, and she has a personalized calendar for the kitchen.

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  3. email708 says:

    Hi Debi, my friend. I’m praying you are finding much to smile about even though you are caring for Tom’s mom. We know that this kind of thing sure tugs on the heart and emotions –I’m praying for Tom’s mom and for you and Tom, that the Lord will supply your every need.

    This year, as we are preparing for our kids and grandkids to arrive on Dec. 29… staying through Feb. 23, we’re busy getting things in place to house everyone for a few months. So we’re keeping things simple around here. And we both love it. There will be LOTS of activity soon. We also have our other grown “kids” John and Monique coming to spend some time with us in February. God has been VERY busy working on hearts. 🙂 So, with all of this activity, we’re keeping it quieter with us and my brother (who just moved back into town) and Steve’s sister and brother in law. We’re having a simple dinner tomorrow, with each of us taking turns thanking God for the many things He has taught us. It will be a loving time for all of us, I’m sure.

    But in the morning, Steve and I are going around to the Golder Ranch Fire stations (all 8 of them) and are just going to stop in to wish them a Merry Christmas, and thank them for their service to this community. We’re excited to do this, and know it will bless them too –they are a great group of people –men and women. We haven’t done this together before, and we believe it will be meaningful to us all. (My brother will be coming over earlier and will be putting our dinner into our oven for all of us, in case we get delayed from getting back on time, so we can all still eat at a good time.) I pray that you and Tom have a blessed Christmas –a loving, close one with the presence of Jesus being very present. Love you much! Cindy (


    • Debi Walter says:

      Cindy, this is wonderful!!! We have to talk and soon! God certainly been at work. Thank you for praying for us. That is the best gift we can offer and it never goes out of style. Have the merriest of Christmases my friend.


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