Posted on December 20, 2010 - by Lorna Seilstad
Thirty-two people filled our home yesterday to celebrate Christmas. It was a day filled with joy and love—and a lot of presents. My nephew Jason was assigned to keep a tally. He came up with a figure of 145 gifts.
We had a wonderful sit down dinner. I had to make three tables. We put one in the dining room, two six foot tables in the living room, and one six foot table in my daughter’s room for some of the kids. I hope to add a picture or two of the event later today, so stop back and check them out.
(The picture on the left is of the table in the living room.)
It’s been a particularly difficult Christmas season for which to prepare. With both my husband and daughter having been in the hospital, much of the preparations have fallen on me. Thank goodness my college-age son came home on Thursday!
When the season gets so busy, and I know it does for each of us, it’s easy to forget the most important things about Christmas. First and foremost, God’s love poured out on us through the birth of a savior. And second, the blessing of loved ones and friends who travel this journey of life by our side.
(The picture on the right is of a “reindeer” my daughter made from the gifts we had for their cousins.)
We here at Inkspirational Messages want to send you a Christmas card video every day in the next couple of weeks. (Of course, like all Christmas cards, some will come after the new year.) We pray this will help us all keep the true meaning and spirit of Christmas close to our hearts and will start the new year off with our focus in the right place.
(The picture on the left is the whole crew. Fifteen are under age 18.)
My choice is “This Baby” by Steven Curtis Chapman. I hope it will touch you as much as it did me.
Merry Christmas to all Inksper friends!