Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Elves are Back: The Eight Day of Christmas 2015

For a few years now, elves from the North Pole have stopped in on our little abode starting at midnight on the first day of Christmas. Leaving little trinkets - gum, Hershey Kisses, notepads etc. - but also leaving behind a letter for the girls to appreciate. The appreciation may not register until further down the road, but I have a feeling each letter represents a seed that will either flourish or dry up all depending on how well it's cared for and applied. The letters, while giving some sense of what goes on up north during this hectic time of year, also share anecdotal notes on life as well as the true meaning of Christmas.

The Eighth Day of Christmas

December 8th 2015

Hi, Girls! Did you know counting today there is only 18 more days until the BIG day! Isn’t that exciting?!

I guess what isn’t exciting is that your mommy isn’t feeling well. I hope she’s feeling better this morning. She does so much for you girls. I hope you realize how very, very blessed you are.

We are all blessed to have a God who sent his only Son. I think it’s magnificent how much He loves us. His amazing grace is a sweet sound.  

Girls, it’s important to always remember that His love, grace and mercy will never go away. No matter what. Always believe that.

You also need to remember and believe that you are:
Beautiful. So very beautiful.

Unique. Like no other.

Extraordinary. You will do amazing things.

Special. Everything you think, feel and do has the chance to make a difference to someone.

And you are IMPORTANT.  You are important to God. To your Mom and Dad. To each other. To people you’ve never even met before. No matter what choices you make…YOU. ARE. IMPORTANT.

With that, I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

We love you, girls!

Your Elves,

Hope, Faith & Love

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