Tuesday, December 16, 2008

And They're Off

The Christmas race has truly begun. We are having our first family Christmas of the year this weekend and I am frantically trying to prepare. I have gifts to wrap, food to cook, and bags to pack. Plus of course there are our parties for Joe and I at work and Joe Braden for his class at school.
We get so busy this time of year that sometimes we forget how important this time is. While I think we should celebrate Christ's birth year round there are a ton of people who only think of Christ this one day of the year and it means a lot to me that people stop and see Christ, even if just for a day. Oh it does sadden me that it isn't more than the one day, but hey I take what I can get.
More than anything though I feel like it is a time of the year when transgressions are to be put away and we are to have peace. Family is an important part of our lives and I think Christmas is a wonderful time to celebrate our families and the blessings that we have through Christ, in our families. I hope that all families can come together through the Holiday Season and forget hurts and wrongs of the past year. I pray that all man kind can put aside their differences if only for a moment and experience the Joy of Family.
May your Holiday Season be BRIGHT!

8 comments:

kel said...

Hope you have a great time!

Dana said...

Well said. There are lots of family hurts out there. How nice it would be to put them aside and grow from them. Merry Christmas, Sister in Christ.

Valerie said...

Love the blog!! I guess I should put aside all the negativities I have of you.... haha just kidding!
See you next weekend!!!!! I can't wait!!

The Goodnights said...

Enjoy your time and tell everyone hello! I know you are excited

Lisa Rider said...

I hear ya on being super busy that you forget to stop and realize what it is all about. I hope you have a merry Christmas!

Courtney said...

Lori I think this really puts a lot of stuff in perspective! There are so many people in families who are feuding or upset at each other. We should be able to put it aside for one day.

avtcoach said...

Hope you enjoy all of your Christmas get togethers!

Alicia said...

Amen!! I totally agree!!!!