To My Kids, On Christmas Eve

Oh, my babies! While the days can be long, it seems that a whole year has come and gone faster than I can remember.

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I know you won’t remember the season, and you’re too young to understand the reason. You won’t remember spending Christmas Eve at church. But we will.

You won’t remember the waffles with chocolate chips for breakfast, or snacking on sugar cookies with sooooo much icing. But we will.

You won’t remember unwrapping your presents, and tearing up all the paper and playing with the ribbons and bows! But we will.

You won’t realize that all of your gifts (from us) this year are actually things you need. You won’t remember that Momma literally had you unwrap a box of your own diapers. But I will.

You won’t remember the ornaments (strategically all placed a solid 4 feet above the ground) or the red and green paper chains or the stockings, or the lights glowing on the front porch. But we will.

You won’t remember this Christmas, because you’re so young. But when you look back at the pictures, I hope you see that your Daddy and I had so much fun! Christmas morning, for us, is all about you, my babies. I’m just excited to see your joy when you realize that you’ve unwrapped diapers, and even a new toy.

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But I hope that all of these little things, turn into the big things. I hope that what seems like not so much feels like plenty. I hope that what you really love is that we are spending Christmas day together. I hope you love it!

When you are a little older, I hope you’ll understand the reason for the season. I hope you’ll love that we spend Christmas Eve serving our friends at church.

I hope your belly rumbles, excited for the waffles with chocolate chips for breakfast, and snacking on sugar cookies with sooooo much icing.

I hope you realize that it isn’t about the presents, but I still hope you are always filled with as much joy as you currently share just tearing up wrapping paper!

I hope you are more excited about the gifts you give, than the ones you receive.

I hope you enjoy hanging up the ornaments and making the red and green paper chains and hanging the stockings, and the lights on the front porch.

I hope that Christmas is always a time of absolute joy in your heart; and that this is just the beginning.

Merry Christmas Eve, my babies.

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