Sunday, December 21, 2008

4 days and counting...

Today at church Sophie's class had a birthday party for Jesus. They had a cake, candles and sang. I thought it extra special that "Santa Claus" made an appearance to help sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. The kids got a kick out of the special day and Santa joining the festivites.

At church we talked about things that we were thankful for and what our "gift" to Jesus would be this year. I sat back thinking of the many things that I could focus a better friend, be a more understanding wife, be a more patient mother, be a more attentive sister...the list goes on and on. What do I want my gift to be? What can be the perfect gift for Jesus this year?
This Christmas I will wrap my heart and soul and place it in my Father's hands.

This Christmas I will worry less and savor each moment of my day knowing that God has an amazing plan for me and my family.

This Christmas I will care less about material things and truly realize the value that God places on me rather than wordly things.

This Christmas I will sincerely thank God for sending his Son and loving me unconditionally.

This year Sophie has decided to make Jesus a chocolate cake. Usually we give make muffins or cookies and sing Happy Birthday on Christmas morning. I think that we might start a new tradition on Christmas Eve with cake, candles, singing, reading from Luke and a little self reflection. It will be interesting to see what the kids are thankful for and what their gift to Jesus will be. I'll let you know how it goes...

1 comment:

Brigitte said...

Yes, Gracie sings Happy Birthday to Jesus too! We were thinking about the cake this year as well. Usually we just do monkey bread. I love it that Santa came to sing. We don't teach the girls about Santa so they think he is just a really old grandpa. Ha ha. Have a very Merry Christmas!