Sunday, November 30, 2008
Decorating the tree....
Yesterday we spent the morning with our Grandpa Hugh decorating the tree. The kids become so excited about placing their special ornaments on the tree, everything from Kindergarten crafts to their annual ornament from us. I call ours the 'Eclectic Christmas Tree', it is not designer, it is not matching but it is all from the heart, each ornament a special memory of a time not so long ago. This is my tree and I am proud.
As we spent time together as a family decorating our tree I was reminded that life isn't about me and what I can have and what I can get and what I can do to get someone else's approval, but it is about these moments- creating memories with my children, about growing closer in relationship with my hubby about reaching out to those around us and making them feel welcome in our lives.
I love this season and the special times with friends and family, I pray that I am reminded daily in my walk with God about the bigger picture, reaching out to others and making them feel welcome in my world.