Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Celebrating Jesus

This Christmas season I spent a lot of time contemplating how I wanted to bring up my children regarding Christmas. I've come out the other side of the holiday with a passion to raise my children celebrating Jesus' birthday on Christmas, learning to give, and learning to be grateful for what they're given.

This Christmas we did have a great opportunity to begin teaching that with a new tradition my extended family (parents, sibs, gma) began. We decided to make dinner for a family less fortunate. We all considered people we know and prayed about who God wanted us to bless and shower with His love. We eventually decided on one of Derek's students and his mom.

Through the collaborative efforts of 10 adults, we brought them dinner (I made yummy apple pie. I'll post the recipe I got from MOPS soon!), some soup for the following day, a Walmart gift card, and one gift for each of them (Derek made a bracelet to match a pair of earrings I made for the mom).

I'm so proud of my man.

We crowded in their little kitchen, told them about Jesus, prayed with them, and left with full hearts.

I can't wait to do it again next year!

And I cannot wait to raise my babies with this tradition. Even though we don't have much according to U.S. standards, we have more than enough to bless others. And we are filthy rich with the love of God.

I'm so grateful for Christmas and the opportunity to celebrate as the angels did that silent night a couple thousand years ago. I'm so grateful for a family that loves others. I'm so grateful for Jesus.

We were super blessed (and continue to be!) here at the inlaws. More on that soon. For now I'm linking up over at MODsquad -


  1. This is what it is all about! Giving in Jesus name - food - both physical and spiritual!

    I love this and pray that the family who received it is still deeply touched by your gift!

    Merry Christmas!


Related Posts with Thumbnails