Times change, years speed by; but Christmas continues sacred. It is through giving, rather than getting, that the spirit of Christ enters our lives. God still speaks. He prompts. He guides. He blesses. He gives.Giving, not getting, brings to full bloom the Christmas spirit. Enemies are forgiven, friends remembered, and God obeyed. The spirit of Christmas illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than things. Christmas gifts become Christmas blessings.
-Thomas S. Monson
So I might need a few posts to write down all my "Christmas blessings". There were many. The other reason I might need a few posts is because I have had a house full of children, neighbor children and cousin children. It has been a mad house, but it has been fun. I have worked the easy bake oven. The air hog helicopter. The ball blowing toy for Cali, the electric car for Ella and I have watched many-many new magic tricks by Kaden.
But in between all of this playing, I will try to write down a few of my very favorite Christmas Blessings that filled this holiday right up with fun and peace and joy.
It started last week. Thursday was the kids last day of school for the semester. Kaden opted to stay home because as you know- 6th graders don't really get to do fun things. The twins class, on the other hand, was in full on -party mode. They had a gift exchange. A snow storm and a movie with cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate.
They also got to reveal to each other, who- was- who's secret Santa. Branson was so cute I could have eaten him whole, when he told his friend Gabe that he was his secret Santa....
Priceless. Also priceless, is having a teacher who is willing to go through all the trouble, work and effort to give his class a magical Christmas celebration and teach them about the fun of giving.
Tune in for more Christmas blessings posts to come!