Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Well it is here Christmas packages wrapped or not. Shopping done or not it comes. Every year it comes so quickly that sometimes it catches you off guard. Things may not all be done as you would want it to be. You may not be ready for a Southern Living magazine shoot right now. Every year what surprises me about Christmas is weather I have every detail ready or not the memories that are made always take my breath away.

Time with family is so precious in this time of year. I love getting together with all the family we love so much. Getting to talk and catch up on all that has happened since we last saw each other. My son getting to learn about guns with his great grandpa. This will probably be a picture that will forever bring a tear to my eyes.

My son being the wise man in the Christmas play. He took his roll so seriously...saying he "wanted to be wise". So precious watching him and Brailey sing their little hearts out. What will I do when we don't have a Christmas program to attend one day? Let's not think about it!

Christmas shopping to do and the rain was pouring down. Brailey and I decided it was time for a mommy daughter picture. When we got out of the car we ran in the rain. Who cares my hair got crazy our jeans were soaked but we laughed so hard. I will never forget the feeling of her little hand in mine as we ran as fast as we could to the doors.

When you have five kids and things get quiet that means trouble. We go look and all five are in the leaf pile that their uncle had racked. So precious. I am still scrubbing dirt out of places from that moment. They had so much fun.....Nana's house had a trail of leaves a mile long.
You see weather you have everything perfect or not Christmas is upon us. Why not just enjoy the moment that you are in right now the way it is instead of trying to make it your version of "perfect". After it is all said and done no one will remember the presents or the gift wrap. No one will remember what wasn't done around the house....What the will remember is the laughter, the smiles, the great moments spent together. Take time to enjoy the wonderful most precious present you have around you everyday.....The people you love.

From my family to yours
Merry Christmas!


trash talk said...

This is exactly how I feel this year. There aren't as many presents or tinsel as in years past, but I'm more than making up for it with kisses, tears and smiles. Your sweet post brought tears to my eyes remembering my children growing up. Time does pass too fast and those small moments in time are too precious to waste...grab hold fast and hang on. You are wise to realize you don't get a second chance.
God bless you and your family on this most precious day of the year. He has already blessed you with a beautiful family and five precious little "stars" for your tree of life.

AuroraSuzette said...

Echoing Debbie. Exactly. How wonderful a thought for all of us; wanting to be wise. Thank your son for that great insight. Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Your family has been such a huge blessing to my family. I hope you have a Merry Christmas, and the New Year brings all that your heart desires. Love you friend!

His Honeybee said...

Loved it, and love you all!
'Nuff said! :}

Terri Tiffany said...

You have a wonderful family! I loved the pics! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!