Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Christmas Through the Eyes of My Little Girl
As a mother, you always hope to be able to instill within your children the understanding of the true meaning of Christmas. Tonight was one of those experiences that makes a mother's heart melt with joy. Our family decorated for Christmas together tonight and Avery found our Little People nativity as we were going through the holiday bins. She asked me if she could set it up all by herself this year. After the hustle and bustle of decorating the tree and enjoying the evening together, Jay and I sent the kids off to bed. As I was cleaning the living room, I found the nativity that Avery had set up and my heart swelled with love. Baby Jesus was nestled in His manger right in the center and everyone was placed looking over Him as closely as possible. Not only was Avery excited to set up the nativity because she loves Christmas, but she understands who it is all about.
It is amazing what our children teach us. May we all take time to remember the reason for our Christmas celebration this year and, like Avery, turn our attention to our Savior, Jesus Christ.