Shine Like Stars

Shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of life (Phil. 2:15)
We're not trying to be rock stars but just shed some light on a sad and lonely world. Stay tuned for how God works through weak and tired, sometimes really cranky vessels.

Monday, November 15, 2010

All I want for Christmas...?

Tonight at dinner Caleb randomly asked "So Dad, what do you want for Christmas?"
Michael was pondering his answer when Caleb piped in with...
"Now that Melia's home you don't want anything, huh?"

That cute, random boy made me realize that Melia hasn't even been home for a year yet! It seems like she's been here forever. I love that every Christmas time we will get to remember the awesome gift we have in her. That's going to be a fun thing to think about as advent is coming up around the corner.

Last year our Christmas season was a whirlwind. Usually, I'm an elf. I love to decorate (I usual end up putting up my sister's tree and help my parents with their's, I love Christmas music and just get really excited about everything. But last year we were preparing to leave the country and I was a basket case. I just wanted to have Melia in my arms and I did not want to leave my other babies. In all the chaos my Christmas elfiness was lost. This year elf will be back (Caleb's my sidekick) and I'll be decorating away! I'm so glad this year we'll get to relax and bask in the blessings the Lord has given our family!

1 comment:

  1. I am getting to relax and catch up on blogs as we wind up the last of this holiday weekend. I am so blessed by reading posts about siblings and their love for their adopted brother or sister. It is so pure!! God is so great at placing the lonely in families!! Happy Thanksgiving and looking forward to celebrating the season of Advent!!