Sunday, December 20, 2009

"Christmas Is Every Day For Me, Mommy!"

"...God has poured out His love into our hearts..."
Romans 5:5

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.

"Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!"
2 Corinthians 9:15


Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

I was just going to ask how your Christmas tea went??? But from the photos it looks perfect once again!

Give your precious princess a big hug from all of us!

Love you!

Kelly Combs said...

That is the sweetest. My 5 yr old told me last night as I tucked her in that she liked her kindergarten teacher better than me. Not quite the sweet moment you shared, eh? But we do have those moments and I savor them.

The best gift is Jesus because his love never wavers. :-)

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh I bet your heart just melted when she said that! How precious! It is a wonderful thing knowing that our children have accepted Christ as their Saviour.

I'd say that Gabrielle is the spittin image of her momma!

Lee Ann

Warren Baldwin said...

What an endearing statement from a pure heart. Great idea to make a blog article about what she said so you will have it preserved for her to read years from now.

Mich said...

So sweet.

The pictures hold what looks like some fun memories. Her words hold a hug from God.

Heather said...

Sharon, Her words are that of a cherub, but I have to say, sweet G looks like a true cherub, just angelic and beautiful! Love this post,love her little heart and her willingness to be true to her Mommy. What a fabulous way to usher in the season of HOPE!


Edie said...

What a precious moment that was!! Your family is beautiful! Are you teaching them to play with their food??? :o LOL!