How crazy is it to have little ones running/crawling and making a ruckus around the house on Christmas day? I can’t even begin to describe the joy! It’s the kind of joy that makes you soar above the holiday stress, the busy-ness, and the chaos that often come with this most wonderful time of the year.
I realize time and time again that there’s no amount of stress or traffic or dirty dishes that can take away the effect of those smiles, the tiny kisses, the little arms around your neck, and the mumbo jumbo of syllables that come out of a baby’s lips. They’re just.. priceless.
Coming home from our annual Christmas eve party in my Mom’s side of the family, we let the girls open their gifts and play with their new toys a little before tucking them in. The obvious truth is, we’re still constantly in awe that this is our life now. I hugged Dawn & Rain a little tighter and longer last night, knowing that my life was utterly changed the past year by these two tiny lives.
Even the way I look at Christmas has spun into this whole new level of wonder and awe. Being a parent now, it blows my mind whenever I think about how much it took for our Father in heaven to give up His own Son as a ransom for many.
I pray that you too will not stop marveling at the wonder of God’s love this Christmas day, remembering the real reason for the season, and having the kind of amazement that can be seen in the eyes of little children. Christmas is here, and it will fly by in the same manner it came—like a breeze. I pray that we won’t miss out on God’s message to us this Christmas, the big and small moments to be treasured, the lessons to be learned, and the love that’s meant to be shared and given away.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
With love from the four of us,
David & Rhiza, Dawn & Rain