Saturday, January 6, 2007
I like Christmas. I always have. As a child, I anticipated presents - the getting and receiving. I was dazzled by the lights, the music, the excitement. Now, as a young mom, Christmas takes on a whole new dimension. What I receive or give is second rate. I am beginning to grasp the weighty responsibility of teaching my children the importance of the season.
As a child, I blindly accepted traditions and happenings as the norm. Rare was the occasion where I stopped to think of a deeper meaning to what I celebrated. But now, NOW, I look at life through the eyes of my 2 year old and for a moment, a brief, glimmering moment I can see something amazing. I see dimly, the love God must experience for His children. He loves us so immensely that He gave His Son up for us. I look at my sons and cannot imagine sacrificing them. But, that is exactly what He did! For us! When will I fully comprehend this love? Not until eternity.
My sisters and I surprised dad and mom with a new cd of music for Christmas. We had a great time coming up with new harmonies and different elements of the music. It had been 10 years since we had done any permanent recording. Our voices have definitely changed and matured over the years!
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Thanksgiving at the Miller house was a wonderful occasion. All 15 of us gathered around the table to celebrate, and Thank our Lord for all that He has blessed us with. It is so amazing to spend this wonderful holiday with an entire family that is dedicated to the Lord. What a joy it is...Hope all of you had as wonderful a day. Remember...our joy comes from Christ, and that is enough to be thankful for.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
After two months of coaching soccer and volleyball, Nicole and I needed to take a little break. We decided to go backpacking in the warmest part of the country. Yes, we chose Minnesota (brrrr). Besides the cold weather, we had one of the best vacations of our lives. God's creation is always good, and combining that with a week together is priceless.