A couple of weeks ago, I asked each of my children to finish this sentence for me: “It’s just not Christmas without… Melia Kawena finished the sentence with, “It’s just not Christmas without baby Jesus under the Christmas tree. About eight years ago, I was visiting my Dad who had a great wood workshop. I asked him if I could help him make a doll size manger for a new family Christmas tradition. I enjoyed that project with my Dad and Kawena has enjoyed baby Jesus ever since. She doesn’t play with the the doll anymore, she just loves to have it there. It was so fun when Jillian came over with her childlike wonder and amazement that there was a baby Jesus under our tree. She was excited to tell her family about it, and has been over to play with “baby Jesus.” I love this Christmas season and I am so grateful for the opportunity to see the glory of the Savior’s birth through Jillian’s eyes!
I am eating like crazy and not the healthiest food–been enjoying the toffee too much! Grateful to have an appetite and enjoy meals… and treats too!—Love to all, Melanie