THIS WEEK’S topic is:
What I Love/Hate About Christmas.
There are so many things I love about Christmas.
~Not being able to wait so I give presents early!
~Writing Christmas Cards!
~Receiving Christmas Cards!
~Baking Christmas Cookies!
~Eating Christmas Cookies!
~Picking out the perfect Christmas tree!
~Decorating the Christmas tree!
~Seeing the excitement on my girls' faces!
~Family getting together on Christmas Eve!
~My parent's staying over on Christmas Eve!
~The girls seeing the presents under the tree!
Those are just some of the things I love about Christmas. But my absolute favorite things is something we do on Christmas morning.
Before any presents are passed out or opened, my Mom reads us the true meaning for Christmas from the Bible in Luke 2. I love that the girls sit so patiently while we remember why we are truly celebrating. They don't even touch the presents but sit quietly in front of the tree and listen to the beautiful Christmas Story. Of Jesus being born.
What I hate about Christmas is when people try to take Christ out of Christmas. I find it sad that some children don't even know the story of Jesus' birth. I find it sad that most schools can't even mention Jesus without serious repercussions.
It IS hard to find a balance between Jesus and Santa during the Christmas season especially when your children are small, but I feel it is so important that my girls know that Jesus is the real reason we celebrate. Santa is just for fun :)
Next week's topic:
A Wedding Story.