Friday, December 26, 2008

SEEING HIS LIGHT...IN THE LAUGHS


CHRISTMAS EVE WAS...

Singing "Silent Night" as we lit candles...love, love, love it...we welcome His arrival in PEACE...the world so needs His PEACE. 

The darkness becomes light as more and more RECEIVE His Light...
we can now truly see each other in HIS light! "I am the Truth and the Life", is what He said.
Sharing time with family and friends...we think of those we cannot be with at this time and our hearts are sad; yet we know the love we share, and He settles the separation.

Christmas morning brings opening the presents (and I think of His PRESENCE)...HE gave it ALL for us...to have relation with each one of us...

Jesus would have celebrated Hanukkah as a boy...so, I know he would have loved lighting the candles with his mother and enjoying time with family. She would have laughed and taught him about the legacy of his family and their traditions. 

One of our traditions...we always give something funny...this year, my DD 

received a crochet cap with ear warmers....all the teens are wearing them yet they seem to me to take them back to their earlier childhoods...they pull on the fringe and pull the caps down tightly over their heads and it just makes you laugh! Reminders of a childhood not so long ago, yet on some days they want to be so grown up and ready to leave home.

One of my fun gifts is a "ceramic single-cup tea set of penguins sitting on a plate shaped like an igloo" (By the way, she didn't know I had started a penguin collection this year in my dining room...somehow, she always reads my mind).

...DH received 5 bottles of "1905 honey mustard"...which is his favorite for ham and turkey sandwiches.  Sometimes, looking back at Christmases of old, the presents remembered the most are the funny, cute ones...how soon we forget the big-dollar items.

WHAT LAUGHS DID YOU HAVE THIS HOLIDAY?  
PLEASE LEAVE A NOTE, POST A PIC ON YOUR SITE...I'D ENJOYING HEARING AND SEEING HOW YOU LAUGH DURING THIS SPECIAL TIME.

So that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.

5 comments:

Connie said...

We did a gift exchange this year with our children and had everyone make a list. So this year...my hubby and I received THREE copies of the movie Mama Mia. We were laughing so hard each time another was opened. We love the movie and saw it on Broadway in NY and we really wanted it! Connie

Connie said...

Sorry me again..too quick to click the send button. I do like the funny gift idea and the crocheted hat is super cute! Connie

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Laughs...hmmmm.

Watching my older boys re-enact a hysterical video they found on YouTube. Listening to my six year old daughter's newly penned song "We are the cool people...ah,ah, ah, ah, ah, ah."

Now tired I can give you. Perhaps after a few days of recovery, I'll be able to recall more laughter.

peace~elaine

nannykim said...

It is fun to give funny gifts ;-) --we sometimes do that too, I think it would be a good tradition! I posted on my blog the fun things we did with our grandchildren's gifts--the adults had tons of fun!

IRENE said...

I enjoyed reading your post so much! You really warm my heart.
I will post pictures soon in my Green Greek blog. I'd be glad if you stopped by! Blessings to you and yours.