Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Greatest Gift...

As we prepare our hearts this year, I find myself asking these questions...

Is how we are celebrating, how He celebrated?

How am I sharing His love, the greatest gift ever given?

Am I giving more of Him this Christmas?

Am I reflecting Him to those who need Him most?

Are we giving differently, our time... our money... ourselves?

Are we putting relationships first?

We talked tonight about only "getting" one gift, and "giving" the rest away. She turned to me and said "you know mom, it is better to give than receive." Go figure, takes her heart to work on mine...

~nightly advent reading
~searching for christmas lights as we come home
~singing christmas carols with daddy
~intentional slowing down
~her response with big eyes "it is about Jesus was born"
~amazing teachers
~new girlfriends and time with old
~gift of a day with nothing but family time
~our family lined up to watch her sing
~a warm coat
~snuggling down deep
~finally "the" tooth falling out
~doors opening to touch others

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