I can’t believe a year has passed since last Christmas. Owen is loving all the holiday decor, and Christmas lights. He likes the Christmas tree, the nativity scene, and, of course, Elfie. He really does not like Santa Clause though. We got some really great screaming Santa pictures this year! While still being too young to fully appreciate everything about presents we had a fairly stress free time this year with gifts. My husband and I were brainstorming ways to teach him about Jesus and the real reasons for the season. He learned about the nativity scene and knows where “Baby Jesus” is sleeping. On Christmas morning, we decided we will sing Happy Birthday to Jesus over breakfast and start the day off with the focus on Him. Being not even two yet, he doesn’t understand, but it will start a good tradition for our family.
A baby changes everything. A baby changed everything the night Christ was born. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6. I am forever grateful for our wonderful savior. The phrase can also be extended to modern times as a baby truly changes everything. As I sit here and type this, my husband’s family is all here sitting in my living room. Before our baby was born this would not have happened. The power of a baby is magical and can transform lives. May we remember to be thankful for Jesus this time of the year and always, and thank Him for all the joys He allows us to experience. My prayer for us all is to find joy this Christmas season, enjoy our loved ones to the fullest extent, and let His light guide us throughout the next year. Have a very Merry Christmas!