Tuesday, December 23, 2008

And The Greatest of These is Love......

Today I just needed to step back and remember why we celebrate this season, especially Thursday! I have been so wrapped up in the lack of money and now the new issues with Spencer and getting lawyers involved who know how to help the situation which leads back to a lack of money! Life can be a vicious circle and the cycle can be tough to break on our own but there is ONE who can break it for us if we trust Him.

This is the one time of year that I have a love-hate relationship with. I have loved it since I was a kid because Mom always made sure Christmas was the best time of year with lots of food, family, friends and presents under the tree. I hate this time of year because my Mom is no longer here to make it perfect and with no parents of my own, I feel like an orphan who has no place to spend the holidays. I love this time of year because of the wonder of my own kids but I hate that everything is so commercial.

I could go on but that is not the point of what I am trying to say! What I mean to say is, step back, take a look and remember that Christmas is not about who can bake the most, buy the most or get the most! It is about our Heavenly Father who loved us so much that He sent His only Son to be our PERFECT gift! Remember this as you spend time with your family and friends this season!


Lin said...

So true--so many conflicting feelings this time of year! No wonder this is hard for so many people. It's tough to be thankful and hard to remember to think of things that we really do appreciate.

Things will work out. Here is my Dalai Lama pearl of wisdom for you:

"If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever."

He's right, really. When you think about it. Here's to finding peace in your mind and calm in your world. May the new year bring us all peace....

Haley H said...

You're right, we tend to get so caught up in the commercialism of the season, we need to take time and remember what's truly important. To me, what's truly important is spending time with the people I love. It always comes down to time for me. Not enough of it.

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

Unknown said...

You're exactly right. I hope I can impart this on my younger children very quickly. They only think about what they're going to get no matter what I say. I am like you with a love/hate relationship with the holidays. The pressure to commercialize it can be overwhelming. I am just looking forward to spend what I hope will be a relaxing day with my children, and talking to them about the true meaning of the season. Just like you said! :)


Picture Perfect by Jo's Fan Box

Visit Help-Portrait
Mom*Tog - For moms who love digital photography Photography
Photography Directory
Please contact me if you
would like me to review a
product or do a


Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
La Dolce Vita

Visits from my friends

No Pirates Allowed

All the photos on this page are copyrighted and belong to me! Please contact me if you would like to use a photo. Remember to give me credit for my work! Thanks, Jo

Design Credits

This blog was redesigned by
Custom Blog Designs
using designs by krista's Cheeky Kit


Visit Here


Random Stuff

Free Page Rank ToolAdd to Technorati Favorites

View blog authority

Button Collection

Blog Archive