First of all, I wnt to appologize for my depressing post yesterday. I realize that there are people dealing with much harder things, and this is a drop in the bucket compared to something like cancer. Thanks for reading though. I needed to get it written down, even so that I can remember the details in the future, when this will all be a faint memory.
Now on to something a little bit more fun! What are you doing as a family for Christmas this year? I want to make our gift giving for our kids a bit more meaningful this year, well at least for Rowan. I think that we will go with a J.O.Y Christmas.
J - a gift that helps to bring them closer to Jesus
O - something to be shared with others, or maybe a donation to some organization in their name
Y - something special just for that child
I have already found the 'Y' gift for Rowan, and I have an idea for 'J' as well. ''O' will likely be something from the World Vision catalogue or some similar project.
What are some special traditions that you share with your family? Growing up for me it was our Christmas Eve pizza dinner, followed by reading the Christmas story by candlelight. Always brings back warm memories! I hope we can help our kids to understand what Christmas is all about, and not get caught up in 'getting'.
To hel pus all feel a bit more festive, here's a video of Keith having fun in the first snow fall!!