Friday evening went to watch #2daughter coach basketball. As I sat in on the bleachers, I thought how I came to watch daughter coach and how sad for some girls whose parent(s) were not there. I want to ask these parents-"What is more important than watching your daughter participant in a sport or anything?" My heart goes out to these young girls.
After the game, we had a Christmas Party to attend. Of course, we arrived late-daughter more important- but the hostess understood. The food was great and what a blessing it is to have these people in our lives.
Saturday hub and I finished up some last minute Christmas shopping and birthday shopping. Did I mention birthdays-#1 daughter's birthday is December 30 and #2 daughter's birthday is December 26th. Shew!
Sunday I actually was able to listen to the sermon. I am usually in Wee Worship (3 & 4 year old) and will begin teaching again in January-this is another story. Anyway, the sermon was on Preparing for Christmas-which hit home with me. I am one of these people who is always running around trying to make sure all is taken care of and perfect. My daughters say I am OCD in the organization department. So I listened intently to the sermon and vowed to put into practice what I heard. That evening I went to watch the k-8 Children's Christmas Program. What a treat and delight. Again, I was truly touched and began thinking (which is sometimes dangerous for me). Wouldn't it be so much more fun if I would be child-like again. I am not talking about being immature but seeing Christmas through the eyes of a child. Instead of grumbling as I pull out the decorations, get excited about Jesus's Birthday. I overhead one little child say, "Look it is Baby Jesus!" as he was staring at the manger scene-such excitement in this child's voice and eyes. I felt very ashamed of myself. I never felt this excited about putting out our manger scene. This Christmas I am going to rediscover the child in me-get excited about celebrating Jesus's Birthday, turn the lights on, and see the world differently.
Have a great week and Enjoy Life!