Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Comfort and Joy
It's Christmas morning and everything is pretty cozy here. After a wonderfully spiritual yet fun-filled Christmas Eve, which is where we really focus on the religious significance of this holiday, Santa made his rounds and everyone seems happy. Our gifts get simpler and simpler each year, as the kids mature and start to understand the difference between needs and wants and also to understand how blessed they already are. There was also more spontaneous giving between the siblings, which was heart-warming to see. A breakfast of Eric's waffles rounded out the traditional part of the day nicely. For us, the tradition of Christmas day is that there are no traditions. Usually it is the deep breath after all the preparations-we tend to stay in jammies, nap, read new books and watch new DVDs until we feel like doing something in the afternoon, like a walk outside, a trip back to my mom's or a movie. My son Jeff, who is serving a mission for our church in Panama, will call this afternoon, and that will be a highlight. We may have some webcam chats with friends and family, and that will also be lovely. I am overwhelmed by the love and generosity that I and my family have been the beneficiaries of this holiday season. I'm so thankful for this time of year when, regardless of beliefs, everyone seems to be looking for the light and opening their hearts just a little more.
Here are some highlights from last night at my Mom's:
Posted by Kellie on Tuesday, December 25, 2007