It’s A Wrap
The parties are in the past-Christmas programs over and family reunions a recent memory. We are all tired but happy and content. The presents all opened and the joy still lingers on as Christmas 2010 is put into our past. Dreams fulfilled-or realities born–we have maintained traditions old and added new.
We spend extra time with friends and celebrate Christmas together. We prepare for the big day together with talk of presents we hope to find and secrets we share only between us–
We look to the traditions of the past with a warmth and joy in our hearts we want to recreate in the here and now. Songs of joy and peace. Songs of our Saviour born in a manger. And then we know we hold to the truths still here so many years later.
We make time with relatives far away-and it always seems time marches on–yet, that bond of family always holds true. We love the stories of family from years past and we create those traditions in the hearts of our own to begin things new again.
The prayers that I prayed before Thanksgiving Day–are answered one by one–as smiles and laughter fill the house with those who have come Home for Christmas. Home for Christmas.
The memories of years past bring with them a sense of hope for the future. Hopes of relationships strengthened and believing that God knows those deep desires of our hearts.
As they reminisce and remember the Christmases past–sisters are again little girls making each other laugh. They have gone on to live their own lives and have changed from those little girls–but I hope they remember what it means in our hearts–to be Home for Christmas.
We spend unhurried time together–we linger–we don’t allow the world to intrude.
We have Egg Pancakes for breakfast because that is what we do. I don’t even know how to make them–this is a tradition too.
We have trays full of goodies–that somehow transpose a house into a magical place at Christmas time.
And our circle of love grows as we add to our family–maybe not by birth–but in our hearts.
So we want pictures to stop a memory in time–and she smiles each and every time. We love you Lindsey!
We have one who has started their own home–I know as each year passes, their own traditions will have grown–my hope is that their hearts will always think of Home–
Our hearts are full as Christmas 2010 comes to an end. We praise our God for all He has done in our lives. May we always show the love He showed to us that day–as God came to this earth from glorious Heaven above–Emmanuel–God With Us–all to save sinners–all because He loves us.