I absolutely love Christmas, but for some reason, I haven't been able to get into it this year. I've had fun shopping and baking and planning out our holiday, but I've been a little grinchy. I'm sure part of it is being exhausted by the baby, but it seems like something more.
After we got the tree set up, I decided that was the only decorating I was going to do. I couldn't find the nativity where it was supposed to be and I didn't really want to search. Besides, that would mean clearing a place for it, so I never got it out.
Until today. Getting ready for company, Kevin asked what he could do and I told him he could go find the nativity set. I really was kind of missing it. He found it right away, and soon the kids were begging to help put it up.
They added animals to the scene and told us how it was crowded and noisy and probably smelled quite a bit.
Then they told us that baby Jesus was born, so they added him to the company.
The presents and the family gatherings and the food are all great. But we can't let them get in the way of celebrating how much God loves us to send us His Son. Merry Christmas everybody and don't forget the real reason we celebrate. God loves us and He is AWESOME!!