Christmas, Not so simple.

Well, it’s over.  How did you do?  We were able to simplify some of what I wanted, but it seems as the children get older, it just seems that much more complex.  I wish I had the benefit of wisdom. My childhood Christmas’ were beautiful memories but as I was talking to my mom, she mentioned it was always rush rush as well.  I don’t remember that, just the food, family and fun.  I don’t even remember much of the presents ~ a few very special ones.

present (Christmas)

The rush rush rush of the Christmas planning and shopping is gone in a few moments. I called someone on Christmas day to wish them a Merry Christmas and she said they were just about to open gifts, and would call me back when they were done.  They called back 15 minutes later, gifts done.  Several children, all older… That Christmas was probably hundreds and hundreds of dollars, literally for 15 minutes.  I know the gifts will last longer, but some don’t. I spent 20$ on a gift broken in 7 minutes.

Thank you China…

Adoption is hard, and sometimes holidays amplify the hardness. Inevitably, some people can’t have the one thing they want most, their family of origin and therefore they aren’t happy with anything.  Others thrive on routine, and if you change tradition, or drop a tradition, it is upsetting.

Just try to remember just to focus on Christ and He gets the Glory.  God is good, no matter what day He was born.

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Blessings

Amanda

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