Sunday, December 25, 2011
May we never forget the true meaning of Christmas!!!
Luke 2: Verses 1 - 14
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round them: and they were so afraid.
And the angel said unto them, fear no: fro, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Seth memorized these verses and recited them for my Papa, Nini, Paige and Spencer (and Jon and me) on Christmas Eve. He did it perfectly! (I tried to video him with our camera, but the poor child has been so sick he sounds totally "stopped up".) Nonetheless, I was so proud of him!!! I may try to link the video later. We will now add this to our yearly family traditions. We also sprinkled reindeer food in the front yard, left a petit four for Santa, and read The Night Before Christmas. I love simple traditions.
Now, I pray that Seth gets well. He has had fever for four straight days. My sweet daddy insisted we come home for Christmas anyway. We were very careful, but we didn't want to risk making anyone sick so we did not go to my grandmother's house with Papa and Nini, my sister, to see our extended families. The three of us just hung out at Daddy's today. We definitely had a low key Christmas. It just goes to show, that no matter how hard you try, something may not go exactly as planned. In my mind, I was so sad..... here I was planning this Norman Rockwell Christmas and we ended up alone at Daddy's with no fancy Christmas dinner. And that is ok... we are home safe and sound and Seth is happily (with the aid of lots of medicine) playing with his new toys. All is calm.... all is bright!!!
Again, Merry Christmas from our family to yours. May all of your dreams come true!!