I hope the holiday season isn’t running everyone down.
How many of you stress over what you are going to buy everyone? I’m sure many of you can say yes to this. I do. Especially what I’m going to get my
Courtney. I have her send me a list every year still. Her and Kelsey used to do it for me. We’ve just kept the tradition going. I think maybe that is the only one we have kept going. Of course I always want to get her something that she doesn’t have on the list. A “Santa” gift. So that is what I stress over.
How many of you spend way more than you should? I bet many of you would say yes to that as well. I do. Always have. Ronnie and I were shopping at lunch today and Ronnie said, “You don’t have to buy her everything.” I said, “I know, she is all I have so I’m going to buy stuff she wouldn’t buy for herself.” Ronnie said, “I wish you were my mamma!!!” If Courtney is reading this, yes mamma has a few surprises for you. But, don’t I always.
How many of you eat like a pig during the holidays? I don’t mean that disrespectfully. I do. And trust me, I need to lose weight not gain anymore. Today I purchased so much candy. I think there was more sweets than real food in our cart.
How many of you decorate the entire house for Christmas? I bet many of you would say yes to that. I used to.
So, I thought of this blog in the middle of the night the other night. Christmas isn’t the same for me anymore. Truthfully, and Courtney and Ronnie know this, I don’t like it. It used to be my favorite holiday. I couldn’t wait for it to come. We would put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving. I purchase a Christmas ornament for the girls every year since they were born. We would watch as the number of ornaments they had would eventually take over the entire tree. No room for mammas. But thats ok. We would take the tree down the day after New Years. We had so much fun.
Now, I put the tree up sometimes the day before Christmas. Courtney had been putting her ornaments on the tree and I would put Kelsey’s on. Cried so hard every time I did it. I think this year, we will just put Courtney’s on and maybe one of Kelsey. At the top with mammas ornament and her dads ornament I have.
Back to this blog. You know all those questions “How many of you would ????” isn’t what Christmas is about.
Christmas is about Jesus birth. How God sent his only son to this earth so that he would die on the cross for our sins so we could spend eternity in Heaven with him. So we can spend Christmas in Heaven.
I bet the decorations are beautiful in Heaven.
I bet the feast is beyond what we can imagine.
I bet there isn’t any stress involved with Christmas in Heaven.
I bet it is and will be the BEST Christmas ever.
Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son
“18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[d]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[e] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[f] because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[g] (which means “God with us”).
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.”
So here is a question for you.
How many of you could have a child and then watch that child be tortured and hung on a cross, so that all the sinners could be saved and go to Heaven? Tuff one right???? I know that just losing Kelsey has changed me in so many ways. And I lost her because of a automobile accident. I didn’t send her to earth to be hung on a cross for us. I don’t think I could do it.
But God did it for us. All of us….
So when you are stressed over purchasing presents and what to get everyone. And you are stressed over decorations and you eat to much, remember; That is not what Christmas is about. So don’t stress.
God has your back…..If you let him.
I will put our tree up this weekend. I will be excited for Courtney. But most of all I will thank God for his sacrifice of his one and only son.
My prayer to each and every one of you as always is that you ask the Lord to come into your heart. That you have the relationship with him that I have. That we all meet in Heaven one day.”
I hoe each and everyone of you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year..