Thursday, December 29, 2005
Well, I hope you all had a really great Christmas this year and were able to just enjoy your friends and family. We had a very wonderful and relaxing time in Merrit this Christmas with Dustin's parents and grandpa. The kids had fun and we all ate more than we needed to. But I suppose that's what it's all about. Our kids got a little too spoiled this year. Everywhere we go they think they get presents and everytime they see a present they think it's for them. How do you portray to a one year old and a three year old the real reason why we celebrate Christmas? All they think about is getting stuff for themselves. I was trying to think about why we all give gifts in the first place. Obviously it's a celebration for the birth of Christ. But, shouldn't the gifts be given to Jesus then? I've been thinking maybe we won't do gifts next year between Dustin and the kids and I. Maybe we can learn to give more of our thoughts and time to Jesus during the season where we celebrate his birth. He's the one who should be recieving our gifts. Our thoughts, our thanks and praise. I don't know. I think more than any other year I've noticed how far off track we've gotten with Christmas. Yes, celebrate, yes, rejoice, eat, laugh, sing. But don't forget to give the gifts you can to the King who saved us all.