And you know what, I did! The Lord refreshed my heart just before Christmas and I am thankful! This Christmas Eve, we went to 2 services at church, back to back. I was nervous, but it was wonderful. We have a children/family service in the afternoon. Our family has never been to it, but this year our boys were in the video the church makes each year. They were interviewed about their thoughts on Christmas and we didn't want to miss it. Now, Miles was a handful, and it wasn't so much of a worship service for us, the way we normally think of worship service, but in fact, it was worshipping to have so many of our church families there, eager, on the night before Christmas. Then, following the family service, we stayed for our candlelight service. My very favorite part of Christmas is this service! I wish I could put it into words, but I cannot. Love it. And after looking at Christmas lights following the service, our littles were eager for bed, because they were really anxious for the morning, as little kiddos just are on Christmas Eve! And with the reading of Luke 2, they were off to bed!
Christmas this year was spy watches and cameras (Luke and Charlie's only request) and books, a pogo stick and an easel, remote control cars, walkie talkies and a replacement ride on Mater for Miles, who calls himself, Mater. It was presents, sure, but for me, it was a whole lot more. It was about growing up some and experiencing Christmas joy all over again! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!
(his pure elation, upon receiving his above request--love this boy!)
The 6 of us at my parents house on Christmas Day! Thanks for the love and fun on Christmas Day, Mom, Dad, Biff and Kevo!