Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Journal - December 1

At church last Sunday, one of the speakers was talking about having the real Christmas spirit.  One of the things she mentioned was to keep a Christmas Journal.  Since I enjoyed doing my Gratitude Journal last month, I thought I would try it.  I hope to post something each day about Christmas.  I am not putting any restrictions on what I notice, but it will be something about Christmas each day.

So, the first day of December is Brooks' birthday.  We had dinner with Lisa and family and some birthday cake.  He had had his birthday party a few days ago.  It was the first time we had been to their house since they put up the trees and other decorations.

Ashby was so excited to show us everything they had done.  In the living room, there is a small artificial tree that had lights, but just a few ornaments.  That will be the preschool tree and as they make ornaments, the children will hang them on the tree and will then take theirs home on the day of the Christmas party.  What ornaments are on the tree are figures of the nativity.  They are very small and precious.  Ashby was quick to find the one with "the baby Jesus."  As we toured the rest of the house, she made a point to always point out every baby Jesus.

Their family home evening lesson on Monday had been the story of the birth of baby Jesus and she seems to have really caught that spirit.  What a wonderful way to start the season - by remembering about baby Jesus.  After all, that is the only reason there is a Christmas season.  She certainly seems to have the vision.  I hope we all keep it through the whole month!

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