Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Morning Joy!

I was blessed this year to organize a program I lovingly called 'Operation Christmas Morning Miracle' where our church, with the help of many other churches, was able to give a few needy families in our community their own Christmas Morning gifts. We gathered their wish lists, and together made sure that when they awoke on Christmas morning, they would be able to enjoy the same blessings that we have. Throughout the month of December, Caleb, Noah, and Jonah have seen multiple people coming to our home to drop off gifts for these children, and their parents. Each time, we had the opportunity to remind the boys that these gifts were not for them, but they were for our friends, so we could share Christmas with them. I was rather impressed with the way, even our two year olds, were able to see all the toys, and know that they were "no touch.. toys for friends", and how Caleb began telling everyone that "Christmas is all about giving. And baby Jesus." My heart would swell when I would watch them joyously talk about giving, and see them just beginning to grasp this concept that we value so much, and want to instill in them. When Christmas morning arrived in our own home, I found myself overwhelmed with joy at the abundant gifts we have, not simply materialistically, but the gifts we have and enjoy all year round. It is easy to get "wrapped up" in the toys, and the goodies, and it IS fun, that's why we do it! But to remember that it is about giving, about sharing... Because that is exactly what we are celebrating. The Gift, that God Shared. And we celebrate because of Him. So, I pray that you, too, enjoyed your own Christmas Morning Miracles, in remembrance of the first Christmas Morning Miracle ~ Jesus.
All is Calm... All is Bright....
Not so calm... But awfully bright!
Thank you Auntie Kai and Uncle Kevin!!!
Thank You Grammy and Ronpa!

Thank You, Papa!!!

Lea is pretty sleepy after all the unwrapping!
We give our love and thanks to all of you who gave our boys so much this Christmas, and throughout the year!


Neuropoet said...

The first picture looks soooo "Christmas-y" and cozy!