Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Home for Christmas


We all want the Norman Rockwell view of Christmas morning! After we moved further from our families, we learned to enjoy our little family at home on Christmas. This year will be different! My "frozen" parents are in from FL to the coldest temperatures of the season! Family celebrations are being juggled to fit every one's schedule. For us, that means, we will not be home for Christmas.

I have wondered what God would lay on my heart to share with the kids to make Christmas thrilling this year. But you see this year, we will be the weary travelers who will search for a room in the inn. I can honestly say I am looking forward to this! Our kids will wear their snazzy new PJs and wake up in a hotel to stockings that they have no idea will be waiting for them there. We will pray with thanksgiving for the blessings of family and for a warm room. We will tuck ourselves away for a few moments from the family and festivities to rest, love one another, and worship the newborn Savior. Then we will hit the road for our Christmas tour lasting from Wednesday and ending at our home for our Christmas on Sunday. For you see, Christmas is not a one day celebration that has to be the most perfect day of year-especially with 5 imperfect people- but a 365 day celebration that occurs in our hearts. Merry Christmas to all!

1 comment:

jdearing said...

"A Christmas tour" and flexibility! I'm glad to hear you all will have a place gather a few moments alone. And, I can't wait to see you all in those snazzy new PJs!