My Mom and Dad with the Grand-kids ( The true gifts this season)
My sister in-law and I have been trying to pick a day that we could have a Christmas party with the family, and have it focus more on Christ (instead of Santa). But it seemed like no matter what day we picked it would not work, everyone’s scheduled were booked and there just was not time. So we kind of gave up on the idea… Well last Sunday I was sitting in church when 3 young women went up to do a musical number. They played a combination of Christmas songs on their instruments… the music was beautiful. It bought such peace to my heart, and I wanted to feel that MORE during this busy time of year.
Then as I taught my 4 year old’s is class… I mentioned something about Mary having her baby in a stable because no one would make room for baby Jesus to be born. I have heard and told this story hundreds of times… but I realized I was not making time for Jesus in my life this year, do to being so BUSY. If I can find time to move a silly Elf on the Shelf around my house… then I better find time to make sure my children feel the peace that Christmas can bring.
I normally like to plan things out but this time we went SIMPLE, everyone brought a finger food to share and each family shared or sang a Christmas song. Most my family was not able to make it. But my two brothers and their family’s, and my Mom and Dad did make it (that means 15 off the 24 grand-kids were there) . The kids played and had fun with each other, the adults laughed and had fun talking. We then had our little music program, I am sure Simon Cowell would have given us all the X… but much like the little drummer boy we were they to sing praises to and remember a tiny king. And not worry about what the world thought.
My favorite part was my little ones strumming their guitars TOTALLY out of tune and even off rhythm… But they sang their little hearts out as we sang The Little Drummer Boy. Even my little 2 year old was singing along… Pum Pum Pum.
Made my heart happy!
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