Saturday, December 11, 2010

Decorating Their First Christmas Tree!

I really don't know if I have the words to describe watching my kids decorate their first Christmas tree.
To me Christmas tree's have always been magical. Every ornament has a memory and reminds me of Christmas' past, of friends new and old, and family members still living and even those who have past on... (I wonder what Christmas is like in Heaven?! I bet it is awesome!)
It was so fun to watch my kids catch on to decorating the tree. They have been so excited about it! They are very excited about Jesus' birthday and want to decorate and sing songs about him A LOT. I can't tell you the joy it brings me to listen to Pierson pound his guitar and yell/sing "Jesus!" strum, strum, strum, "Jesus" strum strum... "Happy Birthday!"

Pierson was very interested in the ornaments and where they came from and what they mean. It was a blessing to share memories and the meaning of Christmas with him. He has told me several times, "Mommy, Jesus not in Foster Mommy's house AT ALL!"
....yes that is the sound of my heart crumbling. But what joy it is to introduce them to Him now!
The tree decorating was a family affair with Grandma's, Aunt's Uncle's, and cousins.
The bottom of the tree filled up quickly with 5 little sets of hands so we had to get some assistance in reaching the top! The Daddy's made great height extensions...

Even though Mommy needed a ladder to even out the clusters of ornaments it is still the most beautiful tree I've ever seen!
It is filled with love and laughter, joy and giggles,and hope for blessings to come!
Perhaps this is the most beautiful part of the tree. Maylin hung her princess necklace and with a grin from ear to ear and hands clasped in front of her face said. "I give Jes-wus my bew-t-fuw necwace. Happy Birfday Jes-wus!" 
The lessons we can learn from a child are priceless. May we all give our best to Jesus this Christmas and all year long!


Jordan Carl said...

I'm so glad your kids have heard the name Jesus and show Him love in whatever way they know how! That is awesome. I hope you have a merry Christmas!

Amy Murphy said...

That is sooo precious that Maylin gave Jesus her necklace! I love it!

Kristi said...

Oh the necklace. How sweet!
I'm so excited to see them on Christmas Eve at church and then the fun on Christmas morning. Maybe we should have a birthday cake for baby Jesus for breakfast?

Jamie H said...

Absolutely precious! I miss you!

Grandma Shultz said...

What a wonderful afternoon watching all of you decorating my tree. The children got more excited as they were realizing the tradition of ornaments, tree, lights, angels, etc.....all to celebrate Jesus' birthday. That Maylin gave her "bewtiful neckwas" to decorate Jesus' tree was heart warming.