Can you guess what we did tonight? Yup... Me, Sis, and Matt put up the tree tonight. Eli didn't want to help and was at his BFF's house. I have a sad history with living trees, so we have a nice 4 foot pre-lit fake one. Matt put the tree together, I made the paper chain and fluffed out the branches, and Sis put all the decorations up. Gorgeous!!!
There's one thing that has been on our tree since Eli was old enough to understand that you don't put them in your mouth... Bells. I can't remember the first time I read the book, but Polar Express has been a favorite of mine forever, even before it became a movie my kids adore. And while I'm an adult and my kids are growing, and Santa is becoming nothing more than a secular symbol to the holidays, we still put them there as a reminder to believe.
Because Christmas, with all it's bows and ribbons and all those other trappings, is still a celebration of the birth of Jesus. And to keep a hold of the true meaning of Christmas, it is very important that we all believe. Can you imagine the love God had for us that He sent His one and only son? Knowing what humanity would do to him? It baffles my mind. And every time I see a Nativity, I feel an overwhelming love and I am in awe.
Talk about awe-inspiring.
SMOOCHIES YA'LL!! I'll be back again soon!!!!