I hadn't seen this before. A friend of mine posted on the Advent Conspiracy and I looked at it. Thought I'd give a link to her blog. Just the video is thought provoking. We don't have a lot of money and the past couple of years, I have felt horrible at not really even being able to afford to buy our daughter's presents, let alone the rest of the family. However, I keep forgetting that giving gifts isn't want matters. The girls don't play with the toys they got last year, nor do the clothes they received still fit (except as a hand-me-down for the youngest). However, the time spent together as a family, doing things to create memories is what is truly remembered and treasured. Last year we drove to the local Monastery to see their light display. We intend to do that again this week sometime. The girls loved the lights. They love to spend time in the kitchen with me. Bugs asked me a few weeks ago about making turtle cupcakes to share again. We did that for her second birthday. She is three now. I am a fairly crafty individual, so I can make a lot of gifts. I had already planned on doing that for most of the family this year. In case they are reading it, I can't say what. But my sister-in-law's will be awesome if it turns out. My husband's will be incredible too. I really can't tell you what it is as he does read my blog on occasion... So, as this hectic time of year keeps getting more and more crazy, please, remember the reason we celebrate. Remember that Christ is the greatest gift of all time. We can't compete. Don't try. Make memories with your family. Give love and the gift of hope to someone who needs it.
Loving this moment...: Advent Conspiracy
Have a blessed day.