Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Family Joy

 It looks like St. Nick was here, the cookies are eaten, the milk is gone, and the tree has presents all around.

As the kids sat on the stairs waiting for everyone to be ready "to see if Santa came and left presents" I noticed that the twins were getting so excited they could barely sit down and be still.  "That joy and anticipation is what makes Christmas morning fun.  People right movies about it, they sing song about it, they try to re-create it eat year for themselves and their children.  But that joy is part of something bigger.  You all have hope knowing that their are physical gifts waiting to be open and played with.  What is today?  Yes it is Jesus Birthday.  He is the gift that means we can someday spend forever with God in Heaven.  Today isn't the important day, this joy you feel is nothing compared to what we foster and feel about HEAVEN!  The real goal.  Heaven is what you should long for. The joy and hope of Heaven!"

I have spent the last few months fighting my allergies, so when the moment came to rest I took it.  This is my favorite part of Christmas.

"Another one is taller than me every year. Love these crazy people so much! Merry Christmas! Enjoy your families, friends, and especially the hope that was born that we celebrate this day. I listened to my mom explain the joy of Christmas morning to my twin 4yo sisters who couldn't wait to get down stairs this morning: "this is the joy you should long for. The joy and hope of Heaven!" Jesus loves you and wants you to know him in this world. Seek him."

"Happy Birthday Jesus! Merry Christmas from your favorites!"
 Princess posted this greeting under a posting of the family picture:
"The one present I didn't have to unwrap Merry Christmas!! " 
 Christmas dinner had to be early.  Pooker had to leave us to work a shift.

As Christmas Day comes to a close and we celebrate the season of Christmas I must pause and give thanks to all those that had to work. So many in the medical professions and first responders work even harder during the holidays. I am thankful that Pooker was able to spend most of the day with and thankful that she and her peers are on guard to keep us safe and make us well again if something happens. Thank you!
Merry Christmas!

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