Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Wide Eyed Wonder Christmas Morning

(Amy, notice the hillbilly long-john ornaments??)
I love it when the kids run in on Christmas morning. They are so excited. Their stockings are filled, there are gifts under the tree, and we are all together as a family! What a blessing! They know that they are so loved! Smiles abound as we begin this special morning!

Before we open the first gift, we take time to pray. This year it was an open family prayer, and I think everyone, even Braden, participated! Mathiang blessed us with such depth in his prayer it made us all come close to tears! The children prayed for loved ones we know are hurting, and prayed in thanksgiving for Christ coming to earth! It was a wonderful way to start our morning remembering and celebrating the GREATEST GIFT OF ALL!

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