Sunday, December 9, 2007

Because We Need A Little Christmas, Right This Very Moment

We've had a festive December thus far.

It's hard to feel pure joy, when you've got others' sorrow on your mind.
My family and friends' trials are my own.
That being said, I still feel the need to honor this glorious season with the usual traditions.

Giving them as much energy and joy and I can.


My kids make that part easy.



My faith is renewed at this time of year.


It brings back memories from my childhood, as well as my efforts to make new memories for myself and my kids.

My prayer tonight is that everyone can find joy in this season, no matter how small. There is pain, loss, and suffering around us. We huddle together and find joy in each other.
It is a comfort.

Just sharing your life with someone.

13 comments:

Mama said...

I wish you could see the big smile on my face. I love your family!!

Jenifer said...

It doesn't get much cuter than that. I know what you mean, I am finding it harder and harder to feel the joy around the holidays, it seems life keeps creeping in.

Focus on the kids - it does work and spreading the joy.

Midwest Beach Girl said...

Glad you are finding joy this season. Hope to see you and the fam soon.

nikkis30by30 said...

Well said. LOVE the pictures. It's amazing how children make the Season even more wonderful.

bubandpie said...

I've been thinking of you this week, hoping you all are okay.

Jenn said...

Amazing what giving of ourselves gives back to us, isn't it?

Beck said...

Your children are beautiful. I hope their joy brings you joy, too.

Melis said...

New reader here-also an Omaha Mama. I have been coming back here since Wednesday to see if you had posted your thoughts about what happened. I'm thinking about you and wishing your family a very loving holiday.

Twinny said...

The holidays are a time of reflection and thanks. I hope they are finding you well.

Aliki2006 said...

What a beautiful post! That's all I want--for my kids to have an understanding of what it means to share and be loved.

Mimi said...

beautiful post -- i've been thinking about you this week, hoping you're drawing your family in close to you and feeling some peace, finding some joy.

isn't xmas with kids just really the best thing?

Michelle said...

I loved all these pictures - they truly show the Christmas spirit.

kristi said...

Very cute photos!