"...God has poured out His love into our hearts..."
A few weeks ago while I was putting Gabrielle to bed, she asked me, "How many more day until Christmas, Mommy?" After doing some quick subtraction in my head, I answered her question. She smiled wide with excitement. Then, she pulled me close, squeezed me tight and said, "Christmas is every day for me, Mommy, because you love me."
Yes indeedy, I do believe I unwrapped a Christmas gift early that night while nestling my daughter all snug in her bed.
As she began drifting off to sleep to dream of sugar plums dancing in her head, I whispered in her ear, "Christmas is every day for anyone who has received the most wonderful gift into their hearts -- the love and forgiveness of our Savior Jesus." Thankfully, our precious children have. May they walk in and with the Truth every moment of their lives. "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the Truth." 3 John 1:4
Here are a few (OK, several) pictures of one of our precious gifts named "Gabrielle" this Christmas season.