What a great Christmas! I suppose I say that nearly every year but it was an especially good one. Our boys had a wonderful time opening gifts but were in no hurry as they enjoyed each gift as they opened it. They were each so excited to give the gifts they had selected for their brothers which was incredibly sweet! I saw a mature and giving spirit in the older two that blessed me - they truly enjoyed the giving almost as much as the receiving. It was a beautiful day and I so enjoyed just being with my family. There was no rush and no commitments just a day to spend together - talking, laughing, eating and playing.
I was suprised by the depth of emotion I felt and perhaps I often feel at the holidays. Not just the feeling of being blessed but the feeling of having already received the greatest gifts ever in the form of three little boys. Boys who do not share our DNA and who would not have "naturally" crossed our paths and yet are so definitely ours in every way...our own children...our blessings. It is not only overwhelming to see God's hand and work in our family but it is also overwhelming to know how many children don't have families. And that is something constantly on my heart. Rarely does a day go by that I do not feel burdened for them. So, intermixed with my amazing and awesome day, I couldn't help but feel sad for those children and wonder what more I can do, what more our family can do.
Anyway, it was truly a great day. The depth of love I feel for my husband and sons is unrivaled...they are incredible.
All right, enough sap. :) Pictures will be posted when I get them off the camera...in other words...soon. :)