Time for Thanks - What They Want for Christmas

Yesterday, I wasn't thankful for much. I had much to be thankful for, but I didn't choose to be.

However, I was and am thankful that I have kids who, when asked to make a Christmas list, begin to list things like: I want Mommy and Daddy, I just want to play with you, I want snuggle time, or I want a camping trip. While it may seem like they get no time with us (it's busy with four!), I'm so thankful that not one of them came up with "stuff."

We've tried to raise them to appreciate what they have and not to place too much value on earthly things. I pray everyday that they'd desire the things of God and not the things of the world. It's nice to see that, just maybe, it's working. Now if we can survive adolescence.


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