Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas Ya'll!

This was Christmas Day last year. We spent Christmas in Gatlinburg, TN the last few years. Last year we had a terrible snowstorm and we ended up being stranded for several days until we could dig our way out of the condo complex we were staying in.  Because of this we decided to stay home this year.

That decision seemed like a good idea back in September. Now that Christmas is a week away we are both regretting staying home.  At the time we were trying to decide what to do, I forgot the main reason I like to get away every year..the fact that we can just spend quality time together as a family and we are away from the hustle and bustle and frantic behaviors of people who get so stressed out!

Gee whiz folks why do you put so much emphasis on going into debt to get your little ones so many gifts they are only going to play with for as long as their holiday break lasts?  I have never understood that mentality! 
 Matthew 2:11 "And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh."

Please remember the reason for the season...Jesus Christ.  Take this time of year to spend REAL quality time with your families/children. Put the kids in their PJ's and grab some cookies and hot chocolate and drive around town looking at the Christmas lights.  Snuggle up together with some popcorn and watch a classic Christmas movie.  Your children will remember these things more than they will remember that gift you searched high and low for.

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