It was a quiet Christmas for my husband and myself. Nothing eventful, just time to be together. No family, no fancy meal, no gifts, just simply time with one another. It was just perfect. You know it is funny as the years go by that we need or should I say want less and less things in this life. Living with my dear husband is like Christmas all through out the year because he gives me all that I could want for and more. I am a very blessed woman.
When we were young, we fell into that trap about wants versus needs. We wanted too much. Of course with marriage comes children and their needs came first. It gets so out of hand trying to buy gifts for all of your family and extended family. Just ridiculous! So after my sons got a little older, they knew about Santa, but still believed in the spirit of Christmas and giving to others. I made a conscious effort to give less and less to my family and more to others. The boys would clean out their toys to pass along to others. It may have been hard for them, but I believe that something good happened from that very moment. I am sure that my oldest son will weigh in on that! That moment, we put Jesus Christ first. Seems to me that when you think about others needs before your own desires that is what the spirit of Christmas is all about. May you all keep the season in your heart throughout the year. Love one another and help one another.