We had a relaxing Christmas, just my mother-in-love and our little family of six. We take time to open our presents one at a time so that all can enjoy each gift. It seemed to take a long time this year. It’s because now all of my children are now old enough to give gifts. That multiplies presents quickly! Although most of the things I gave were thrifted treasures, I found myself concerned that too much emphasis was put on gifts simply because of the great number involved. Now, I do want my children to give gifts; but, I think I will be re-examining my own gift giving for next year. We do not give our children very many gifts except for their birthdays and Christmas and an occasional I love you day. I think that causes me to want to give them more on the special occasions. I think also, since I’m spending so little, I feel like I should give more things. I now realize that as with many things, less is best. I intend to make some changes in our home. I want our life to be focused on Christ and His gift. I think my children understand that. It’s just something for you and me to think about….
Happy at Home