Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Letter

Wow, doing a Christmas letter is a lot of work. There's the writing it, the printing it, the folding it, the stuffing it, the licking it, the return addressing it, the addressing it, the stamping it and then the PRAYING over it. Because ours this year gave an update on Nick taking a job with Young Life, I have felt a bit of spiritual warfare with the mailing of these letters. My prayer is for God to be glorified as people read what we wrote about our family.

I also have so much praise to offer to God for the stage of life that I'm in this year. As I have posted numerous times before about the process that mothering has been for me, I've realized that part of this "job" being a bit easier is because of having my youngest child be 3 1/2 years old. It has gotten easier for me since my attitude has changed as well. These two things make me grateful to God.

Last night we went to a Christmas program at our church. This is the same program that I grew up going to. I am excited for my children to me making many of the same memories that I made in that very room. Nick and I let them roam around while we had adult conversations. It was so fun to drive home and think about what it is exactly we are giving our children by attending events like that. We are building family traditions that I'm most excited about!!!


Kimberly said...

I'm about to start our Christmas letter as well. This is the first time I have sent one. I usually just send a card and feel pretty good that I can accomplish that. I will say a prayer for your letters, as well. Spiritual warfare is a very real thing. I think a lot of people dismiss it....I definitely don't!

Chelle said...

What fun! I didn't do Christmas letters this year, just cards. I'm so lazy. Kudos to you girl! May the Lord continue to bless you and your family and may his protection continually be felt by each of you!