Big sisters and little sisters
Brothers and sisters
Girls going shopping with their babies
boys and their toys
New Bikes for everyone.
This Christmas the Lord has allowed us all to be together.
So many friends that I think about don't have loved ones with them this year.
I count my eight and wrap deeper in my robe and sip my coffee and whisper,
"Thank you, Lord for giving us this celebration".
This gift of time that we have as a family. This time is
a gift because as my children grow older they will
have their own homes and celebrate their own Christmas's but for
now I still get the privilege of sharing their time uninterrupted.
Watching them give.
Seeing them receive.
Watching them ride across this land with their new bikes and know
that one day this land might be bike-less and
I will remember.