It seems like at the holidays I
have get to give so much. A lot of energy and time goes into making everything special for my family. Two days after Thanksgiving and I feel give out. I am tiered from all the giving and I know that I will be giving so much more it the next few weeks as Christmas approaches.
To a child the holidays just happen, lovely decorations, delicious food and enchanted memories. I remember my Mamaw working tirelessly when I was little to make everything so special. She seemed to never run out of energy. There were always cookies, homemade candy and music playing on the record player. It seemed like she did it all just for me and I felt so loved.
I have to ask myself what kind of memories do I want my kids to have of the holidays? A mommy that is giving with a thankful heart or a mommy that is just give out. As I was praying I asked, "How do I guard against the holiday giving burnout"?
Thank you Lord for all these gifts
~little boys loving each other.
~Boxes of Christmas decorations.
~ Stitches removed from a happy, infection free boy.
~The fun of Christmas shopping for little people.
~ Pumpkin pie with whipped cream.
~A fixed computer after living without one for a week.
~Cute Christmas sweaters and a fancy little dress for pictures.
~My Mother-in-love that opens her home and makes our holidays special.
~A bad cold that is not to bad.
~six new stockings ready to hang
~A home and life that I love.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy
You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
2 Corinthians 9:11