Christmas child, I love you. The smile on your face, the twinkle in your eye. Watching you roll out sugar cookies to be baked as gifts for others to enjoy. As you kneel beside the Christmas tree, sorting out the gifts, making sure no one is missed. Christmas child, your heart full of hope, your mind full of dreams. The room bursting with joy and laughter as you enter with your fluffy Santa hat hiding your little ears. Building snow forts, snow angels, and snowmen together. Snowball fights and bright twinkling lights. Stockings waiting to be filled on Christmas Eve, holding treasures just for you. I can’t wait to see your face as you wake up early Christmas Day! Oh, the surprises awaiting you!!
My Christmas wish for you, to hold Jesus, the Reason for the Season close to your heart. To honor others as you honor yourself. To love the unloved, and care for those who are hurting inside. My wish for you is a heart of compassion, a heart filled with purpose to serve the unserved. My wish for you is a life that reflects that of the Christmas Child we see lying in the manger. My wish for you this holiday season is to be grateful for each breath you have been given. To never take for granted those God has placed in your life as family. My wish for you is that you hold dear all that truly matters. My wish for you is to grace others with your presence and glitter the earth beneath you with passion and meaning in each step that you take.
How did I get so lucky to have five children and a wonderful husband to hold, to nurture, to love, to inspire and to encourage on this journey of life. All who in turn bring joy and healing to my soul! May you always live life to the fullest. May you make others smile when you walk by. Hold your head high, proud of who you are but always humble enough to be sure no one is left out in the cold.
Merry Christmas, Christmas Child!