Usually the house is decked out and Christmas is in every room. But this year life has been more about ministry and the needs of others for our family. This is the only decoration this year in the whole house.... actually it has felt a little strange, but relaxing..... different but free.
But our traditions of Christmas have remained the same. It's important for a woman to minister to her family in a special way at Christmas. After all.... what are memories made from, but the acts we perform for our family out of the love of our hearts at Christmas time.
This year we have a snowman to decorate and eat as well as the gingerbread house.
Everybody has fun... all of us together around the table... talking and decorating him as wild as we want to.
With cups of hot chocolate.... stirred with spoons made of cinnamon....with lots of icing and laughter all around....we two moms enjoy watching the children and the men work on expressive creations of sugary content!
A great family dinner.... the chapel service.... a private communion service together.... go home and decorate the gingerbread house... AND a snowman .....while sipping hot chocolate together. We have begun our family Christmas Holiday 2009!!
It's going to be a great Christmas for our family!! Merry Christmas!