Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's Christmas time



As we were saying the Family Rosary this evening, I was reflecting on the fact that my children will not be getting all the Christmas gifts that I would like to give them this year. And in fact the gifts we are giving are practical and essential. Warm socks, long underwear, books... you get the picture. And I thought to myself, what do my children have to be thankful for this Christmas? And then it came to me.

Faithfulness.

While we may not be a family of generous and easy means, while we may struggle and worry, while we may not have everything material advantage we try to be faithful.

To one another.

To the Church.

To our obligations in our state of life to the best of our ability.

To friendships and those struggling- with thanks or without.

And I hope that that will be enough.

Enough to give them happy childhood memories.

Enough to let them know that their father and I love them. And were faithful to one another and to them.

Merry Christmas.

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Carl said...

Yes warm memories and love are the best 2 ingredents for the Holiday Season.
Merry Christmass to you and your family.
Carl

Bexo said...

Well said, Mary. You're raising wonderful kids.

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mom v many said...

Yes, we also had gifts such as socks and PJ's. No one received a gift with a price tag like some. That was VERY clear when we went to visit family over the holiday and they all asked about IPod's and accesories.
Something we don't have. Just plain MP3's.
"You can't watch any video's?!?"
"No"
But we are happy and grateful and none of ours acted like emotional teens.
Too bad that isn't on their IPod's!

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