Tis the season of Christmas Dance Shows:
So much fun~
Co-op Tea Parties
Shopping with friends.
What a fun time of year.
It was also a holy time.
Quiet early mornings lit only with the tree and God's word.
This is the first year in a long time that I wasn't ready for Christmas to end.
It was simpler. It was slower. It was holier. It was better.
We did less but we enjoyed more.
My children learned how to give not only to recieve. So did I. My children were lavished with gifts of time and extravegant love from unexpected people and it was a blessing. We learned about Christmas and its history and why we celebrate the way we do. We focused ONLY on Jesus and we celebrated that we don't have to be good to receive good gifts, because we can't be good. We aren't good. We are terribly wreached and Jesus gave us the best gift ever in spite of us.
What an amazing and good God!
That is worth celebrating.
I loved Christmas this year.
Christmas was a gift.