As Christmas approaches...my heart is with the needy this Christmas. I wish I could be providing for someone. Taking them Christmas dinner. I feel so POSH to be on vacation instead. Sometimes we need to accept a kind gift. A sweet moment of GIVING......that we happen to be the recipients of. All of that being said...I am trying to relax and enjoy this time...knowing that it is hopefully our last "calm" christmas!! It is the last time we won't have kids to run after. That makes me smile!
Jenny and Calvin (my in laws) are so kind. I love talking with them and Jerad and Alicia. We have such a good time spending time together. In some ways, it is the best Christmas we have ever had. Because we finally just stopped. And invested time in each other. Usually during the holidays everything is so busy. There is no time for anything....much less quality family time. We have had a ton of awesome time together. I would suggest it to any family. I love spending time with people and not feeling guilty or like I should be going somewhere else.
Some of you have asked about donating to the adoption fund. I am posting the chip in link. It is also at the bottom of my blog for good. This is an easy way to donate to our adoption fund. Pretty soon, we will have t-shirts and some other fund raisers. When I help others out, I'll be honest, I like to get something in return for my money. Is that horrible to say? Greedy? Well I said it. :) I'm the one raising money, so I'm allowed.
So, please don't feel weird or pressured by the presence of this. I simply wanted to put it out there.
Raising money is a hard thing. I think the thing I was always scared the Lord would call us to is a profession in which we raise our own support. We support 4 people/couples that are on staff with organizations like that.
Happy to have internet today, for a brief moment, at a coffee shop in Cozumel. So today, I want to wish you and your family an amazing Christmas, focused on the birth of our Lord....and the amazing life he has given us!