I am sitting here looking at my calendar and wondering how on earth we are going to get everything done in the next 3 weeks! Like everyone else, the holidays bring a time of hustle and bustle that makes life absolutely crazy for the month of December. Not that I am complaining. There is something exciting about all the buzz of Christmas time: Christmas programs, lot’s of parties/dinners to attend a couple to host, and having 2 full weeks with various family around! Not to mention the excitement that the kids have this year. Emma and Jamin are expiring their first “ I really understand” Christmas! They have given us a Christmas list complete with anything Spiderman and a sliding board...yes that’s right, Emma asked specifically for a sliding board. Too bad she already has a slide in the back yard! Instead she is getting an Easy Bake Oven. I think I am more excited just to see her reaction. She LOVES to be Mommy’s helper in the kitchen, so I have no doubt that it will be a huge hit! Jenna is old enough to open gifts now,all that to say, Christmas morning will be a blast in the Harper home.
Most importantly we are excited to celebrate a special birthday! We have taken this opportunity to share with the kids the real REASON FOR THE SEASON. The kids have been practicing singing for Jesus’ birthday party as well as picked out the flavor for the Birthday cake. You can’t celebrate a birthday without a cake, right? So on Christmas eve we will celebrate our King and Savior and thank Him for the best gift of all…our Salvation.
Let’s not lose sight this Christmas season in all of the craziness that surrounds us. Take time to thank the One who gave it all for YOU, that’s right You. Take a few minutes and remind yourself of the amazing story of Christ’s birth Matthew 1:18-25; Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:1-20.