Only one more day until we go to the airport to pick up our son and his family to join us for the holidays! My heart is aflutter just anticipating time with Bry and Brad who are 12 and 8. As I prepare for little surprises for the boys while they are here, I recall so warmly all the Christmases we had with Rich when he was a little boy. I trust in his heart somewhere are memories that are lasting and bring to mind happy moments. Christmas is meant to be a time of family togetherness, a time for us to gather to remember that a "Child was born unto us." Although we spend so much time in periphery preparedness that help to make the holiday memorable, our focus needs to be centered on how to make Christ real to us as a family. That only happens when hearts are open to receive the message of the season.
May Christmas be a joyful time for you and yours as you celebrate the wondrous birth of a Savior!