So much for my resolve to not peek back in here until New Year’s.
But I have to tell you about Christmas. It has been a great couple of days and I’ve learned some fabulous lessons.
You are never too young to discover or too old to participate in the icing leftover from Christmas morning cinnamon muffins.
Life isn’t as perfect as a picture.
(I knew this already, but it’s worth repeating)
Our Christmas Service at church was beautiful. It was especially holy when my 2 year old grabbed my Communion cup and partook of the sacred emblems. It was even more special when she yelled, “Mo, bread, pease!”
That old saying, “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth”…..
Yeah. It works! (My son smiled to confirm the breakthrough).
This Santa has still got the magic touch!
As if Santa and Jesus’ birthday weren’t enough, we had the most delightful visitors knock at our door.
Uzbek Christmas tradition calls for surprise visits. Our friends from The Persecuted Church (dressed in their wedding garb) brought Russian candy. They were led by a guide and rode a donkey (see Eeyore costume). It was a highlight of the day!
The best gifts aren’t wrapped.
One of the best moments of my day was finding the above note tucked under my pillow from my oldest child. It was a thank you note for the coolest Christmas ever and she wasn’t even referring to the gifts. Since she has gratitude-struggles, I don’t she could have given me a greater gift.
I hope your Christmas was full of joy too.
I am blessed.
I will leave you with one more lesson…..
Sometimes you have to be nekid to find The Force.
That is all. Do enjoy the next couple of days. I’ll see ya in a few!
HI! I'm Kristen. I'm here to encourage you as a wife and mom and remind you there's a little bit of THAT family in all of us. I write books, run Mercy House and try to remember I am third (God first, others second). I'm glad you're here.