Ava Beth wasn't smiling!
WHAT are they looking at?
"Josiah, be still!"
And then His eyes were closed!
Tonight was rough! I was so excited to bathe the kids, put them in their Christmas pajamas and take a cute picture for our Christmas card. All day I had thought about the perfect card and how I needed to wrap Christmas presents to put under the tree. A beautiful tree with presents and the kids in their adorable Christmas jammies, what a perfect Christmas card! Right? Okay so I did not get presents wrapped but no big deal. I got Josiah and Ava Beth in there cute pajamas and tried to get the perfect shot before Ava Beth tried to get away and before Josiah's almost three year old attention span gave in. Ava Beth wanted to grab the camera and Josiah kept saying "Okay Mommy, all done with pictures! Let's get some M&M's!" Oh Yes! I bribed him! "Josiah, please let me take some pictures. You hold Sissy and when we are done, you can have some M&M's." Needless to say, it was nuts around here! Some of you will be receiving a Christmas card from us and I think you will like it! Thank goodness the picture does not have a sound card or you would hear me saying, "Josiah sit down. Josiah hold Ava Beth. Josiah, STOP! UGH!!!" Needless to say, none of the pictures above made the card so I will have to wait to show you the one that did after I know everyone got their card in the mail. I can't spoil the surprise!
Another reminder that Christmas is not about pretty Christmas cards or wrapped gifts. It's about sharing the love of Jesus, remembering His birth and what He has done for all of us. May Josiah and Ava Beth know that it's truly about Jesus and not the pretty picture.
Thank you Lord for your sweet Holy Spirit that gently nudges me when I need to shift my focus. For I know that it is all about YOU and not ME!