I heard on the news the other day that anyone can be a Santa! And Jason and I now believe that is true! A friend of mine asked..."Do your kids do Santa or do they know YOU are Santa?" I got to tell her we "do" Santa but we are NOT Santa! Our kids were overloaded with gifts from several different people who had the spirit of giving this year! Those people are all a part of the Body of Christ...so ultimately the gifts are from HIM (and even if they weren't part of the Body - they still are from HIM)! This overflow of giving only makes Jason and I want to be better givers ourselves. We have felt extremely strapped the past year and a half and we haven't got to experience the Joy of Giving! We feel very blessed and loved - we feel undeserved and humbled to have received but we also know it is better to give than receive! I'm praying the Lord allows us to become givers - and not just physical gifts either - gifts of time and service as well! I pray the Lord opens my eyes to needs around me!
We had a great Christmas - lots of time spent with friends and family! It was just what a weary pregnant person needed. Lots of love from the ones who love me most and not to mention the food was "just what I needed too!"
Jason and I had a GREAT Christmas Eve this year! One of his students had given him a giftcard to Outback and we went on a date there...then came home and wrapped all the presents that needed to be wrapped - 2 hours of wrapping not to mention we ran out of tape and had to run into Walgreens - which was a funny adventure! I'm so glad I didn't wait for the kids to go to bed...that would have been an all nighter. The kids enjoyed Christmas with Sally and Ronnie while we did all that! It was so relaxing and just plain fun! Probably shouldn't have stuffed myself at Outback but still it was worth it!
Christmas morning went without saying...the kids loved everything! They were so sweet opening their presents and really appreciating their gifts! Our trip to Huntsville to see my Grandparents and other family was fun as well! I love getting to see everyone and hearing how great everyone's Christmas was. The kids are always so very excited to see each other too! The joy of Christmas definitely fills the house - it's one of the greatest feelings!
Well, I'll leave you with a slide show of our Christmas!