Thursday, December 28, 2006

Overwhelmed with "blessings"

Wow...what a Christmas! We spent the weekend before Christmas with Brad's family here at our home. We ate, we laughed, we visited the light show at the Kentucky Horse Park, we opened gifts, we played with the kids and were entertained by Paige and Wesley on Saturday. On Sunday, we went to church together and then we continued the food fest at Sam's restaurant of choice - CiCi's Pizza. :) We were all sad when they loaded up for the return trip to Indiana. It was just the four of us for Christmas Eve night...we went to the candle-light worship service at our church. As the congregation sang, "Silent Night" we each lit candles. After the song ended, Sam began to sing "Happy Birthday, Jesus." Too cute!! I am so thankful that he "gets" what it really is all about. It can be a challenge, however. It's so easy to allow the wrapping paper, bags, boxes, gifts, cards, and baked goods to cover up the real gift - the best gift that has ever been given.
So, now that it's 3 days after Christmas and the new toys have been broken in - the real work begins. Where do you put it all? We are literally overwhelmed with presents. The boys each have a room full - full to overflowing. So, we will be giving some away and putting some others away for Luke as he gets older. Eventually we will get it all sorted out. But, in the meantime, it's a little overwhelming. :) I keep telling myself that it's good to be blessed this much!

No comments: