Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Another Christmas Without Them

I can't help but notice the empty spot on the carpet by the Christmas tree. The gifts that aren't wrapped and looking sparkly and beautiful. No wrapping paper all over the floor. No toys strewn throughout the home. No giggles and squeals of excitement and delight. No Christmas pajamas. No hugs and kisses. No awe over the Christmas lights and ornaments. None of the precious things that come with having a little one in your home at Christmas.

This would be Lily's third Christmas! Fourth really, if you count the year she was in the womb. This would be Luke's fourth Christmas. He would be about 3 years and 3 months old. Lily would be about 2 years and 9 months old. I miss them both so much...every day, but especially days like today.

What gifts would I have gotten them? How would they have acted as they understood more what Christmas means as each year passes? I would have always taught them that today is about Jesus! We would have sung happy birthday to him and had a birthday cake. I would make sure they knew it wasn't about what gifts they got.

I wish you all a peaceful and merry CHRISTmas! May we focus on the true gift of Christmas, our precious Saviour being born into the world to rescue us. It is not about the gifts, the food, or anything else that this world makes it about. It's about HIM. And though I wish my babies were here for this special celebration of the birth of Jesus, I am so very thankful to know they are with He who this is all for!

Merry Christmas, my sweet ones. Mommy loves you.

Christmas in Heaven
by Wanda White

I see the countless CHRISTMAS TREES
around the world below with tiny lights like
HEAVEN’S STARS reflecting on the snow.
he sight is so SPECTACULAR please wipe away that tear
for I am spending CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS CHRIST this year.

I hear the many CHRISTMAS SONGS
that people hold so dear
but the SOUND OF MUSIC can't compare
with the CHRISTMAS CHOIR up here.

I have no words to tell you of the JOY their voices bring
for it is beyond description to HEAR THE ANGELS SING.

I see the pain inside your heart
for I am spending CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS CHRIST this year.

I can't tell you of the SPLENDOR
or the PEACE here in this place
Can you just imagine

I'll ask him to LIFT YOUR SPIRIT
as I tell him of your love
 as you lift your eyes above.
Please let your HEARTS BE JOYFUL
and let your SPIRIT SING
for I am spending CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN
and I’m walking WITH THE KING


1 comment:

  1. *Hugs* Hannah.

    That is a great thing you will make sure that your kids know that. It is so important.

    God is going to Bless you for that, and because Luke and Lily, you will be the best Mom you can be.


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