My Gifts for You . . .
It’s the Friday before Christmas . . . how unbelievable is that? I cannot believe it’s coming so soon! I got more accomplished yesterday, but I still feel like there’s so much left to do. But . . . what will get will get done. And the rest? It will just have to wait.
Yesterday, we did get SOME things accomplished. We: Emailed letters to Santa Claus (remember? Delaney told him she’d be sending him a note), addressed envelopes for my cards (people won’t be getting them until after Christmas), and worked on a scrapbook I’m giving as a gift (but it’s still not done). I also talked to Mom about a hundred times; she called me from inside several stores, asking if the girls would like certain things, what size they wore, etc. It was cute!
And I guess it still thrills me that I have people who love me enough to spend money and time on finding me such great gifts! I often call
But lest you think that I only enjoy getting gifts at Christmastime . . . I also LOVE giving gifts, and there is nothing like finding the gift that is just right for that certain person. Every year, there are certain people that we have to buy for—both of our parents, my brother and
This year, I am also blessed to have so many new friends via my blog. There are so many of you who have touched me in such a real way in such a short time. People like Amanda, and Maria, and Adrienne, and Beady, and Phats, and New Mom, and Telah, and Toya, and Jane, and Ronlalyn, and Dana, and Jenn, and
(In fact, I have to stop right here and go ahead and give my buddy Phats his special gift from me. He has bugged me about what I was getting him for at least a week (ha!!), so I can’t disappoint him. So Phats, I present you with Carrie Underwood and an Icee.
And don’t feel sorry for me—Phats has promised to give me a trip to the NCAA tournament for my
If I could have each of you right here in my living room, sitting in front of my Christmas tree and enjoying the fireplace with me, I would give you a big pretty present wrapped with a glittering red bow.
On the inside would be so many things. Among them would be—peace, contentment, satisfaction, stability, encouragement, joy, laughter, and love. I would watch you open the present and then I would tell you how much you are appreciated and loved.
And then I would tell you that I am praying you will have a truly joyful Christmas filled with an understanding of what the season really means—that you will know that it really is all about a little Baby Boy who changed the world, but who also (and much more importantly) came to change your life. I would tell you that He loves you, and all He desires is to come to your fireplace and sit with you and talk with you and cry with you and know you like a friend. We sometimes make the season so busy and commercial and complicated that we forget that He is the reason for the season.
Have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Enjoy your friends and your family. Relish all that scrumptious food. Watch the faces of the little ones around you, as they tear into their gifts with such excitement. Remember those less fortunate than you are. And thank God for your blessings!
(I will be back either Sunday or Monday, when I will post the Christmas photo and letter I am sending out to my family and friends. You lucky blogging friends will probably actually see it and read it before any of them get theirs in the mail. LOL. Until then, have a wonderful holiday. I love you all!)