Here’s the deal: Our kids have never asked for much. In fact, the joke is that Jonathan gets excited about socks and Emily is just a girl looking for some dill pickles and Ben…well, let’s just say Ben always “has money for that”. And so, when Christmas comes, the kids are always surprised at what they receive and are thankful for what came their way.
That makes gift giving such a joy and so much easier. But more than that; it makes the holidays a time of joy and allows us to focus on one another rather than that perfect gift that always seems to allude.
This year was no exception. We went to Christmas Eve Services as a family, came home to eat a wonderful meal and then settled in to open our presents. It was a fantastic evening and a very, merry Christmas.