Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Like a Child

This Christmas was unlike any other Christmas I've ever experienced. As you grow older you start becoming more and more used to the Christmas season. You get better at getting things done in an efficient manner and you become calloused to the real wonder and anticipation of the season and its real meaning. Then you have a kiddo. Not much changes for the first couple Christmases (besides the mountain of presents sent to your baby from family and friends) because your baby doesn't quite understand what all the fuss and sugar and late nights are about.

Then your kid turns two and that next Christmas is unlike any other Christmas you've ever experienced. A two year old has such innocence, wonder, and true joy during the Christmas season, and it really brings you back to being in love with that innocence, wonder, and true joy. You realize you had forgotten what it was like to really stare at a present and really long to open it before Christmas. You realize you had forgotten how pretty Christmas lights and Christmas candles and Christmas trees really are. You realize you had forgotten how much fun it is to decorate Christmas cookies. You realize you had forgotten how good candy canes really do taste. You realize you'd grown used to (and tired of) singing Christmas songs. You realize you don't talk about what Christmas really means nearly often enough.

Here are a few of the pictures taken of Cade this Christmas season. I hope they convey just a little bit of how much he (and we) enjoyed Christmas this year.

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

And when it's all said and done.... "sleep in heavenly peace."

We hope your Christmas was as wonderful as ours, and we hope that we all can remember what it's like to be two years old and experience Christmas like that every year.


Anonymous said...

Loved how you reminded us of all the wonderful things about Christmas we should not ever forget. Thanks to Cade for bringing that ALIVE again in our lives!!!!

broschic said...

SOOO true! I have been blessed to have realized this by the time I was 21 or so with Nicolas. It just never gets old with little ones!