This weekend Ryan and I will be doing a quick overnight trip to Sacramento. We are looking forward to our Saturday tree cutting tradition with my mom’s side of the family. The cousins, aunts and uncles are coming from as far as Las Vegas to be together for this annual celebration. What began as tree cutting and an Italian meal for my mother and her siblings during their childhood has continued and morphed into our tree cutting in Placerville. Ryan and I announced our engagement last year at this event and now this will be our first tree cutting as a married couple. We look forward to family time and homemade raviolis:-)
Please pray for traveling mercies. We are flying up to Sacramento today and will be flying back on Saturday evening. It’s a quick turnaround but the time with family is precious. This picture was taken at tree cutting last year. It’s the closest thing we have to an engagement photo and I love it. Thanks Randy!
Despite our excitement for the weekend, we also have burdened hearts for family and friends who are currently going through some major health problems. From possible malaria to a couple people with critical heart conditions, cancer and the list continues. We know that Jesus hears our prayers and knows our hearts. Please pray for healing, comfort for the families, wisdom for the doctors and for God to be at work in each of these situations. Even without names or details, God knows who and how the prayers should be directed. Please take a moment to pray for our family and friends who, instead of fighting for life and health, would much rather be enjoying their families and celebrating during this holiday season.