Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Time is Here!

This is undoubtedly my favorite time of the year. I love celebrating Jesus birth, the ultimate sacrifice for us. I love the music. I love the smell of Christmas trees. I love the decorations. I love being with family. I love surprises. I love to watch the girls eyes light up. I love looking at the Christmas lights on peoples houses. I love the food and the fudge. I love all the rich traditions we share in and the new one's we've started. I love watching "It's A Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street". I love Christmas cards from friends ... what fun to check the mail everyday. And, I love the opportunities that present themselves to give to others. But best of all, I love worshipping God and celebrating Christ being born ... our Savior! Without Him there is no life. To me, Christmas begins with Thanksgiving ... our opportunity to remember how we are so blessed and give thanks and prepare our hearts to give to others in need. I want my children to grow up with a heart for giving and sharing and service to others ... a heart for God. It starts at home. God is so good!

P.S. I caught my little elves daydreaming of Christmas. Thought I would share ...

1 comment:

sharilyn said...

thanks for the reminder of all that is good about this season! though i love Christmas for its real reason, i get so frustrated with its commercialization...and i need to be on watch against getting hung up on that aspect and instead, focus on the wonder and joy all around us! now that Thanksgiving is behind us, i'm ready to look toward the celebration of The Birth! What a gift!

i LOVE that photo!!! it's absolutely divine! :)