Adopting a child won't change the world, but for that child their world will change.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Decorating the Christmas Tree

I am not a decorator.  We have been in our house for almost nine years and some of our walls still do not have anything on them so when the kids say they are ready to put up the tree, I usually try to put them off for a while.  This year they asked to put it up on Friday...Black Friday.  Richard and I had done several hours of shopping between 7:00 p.m. Thanksgiving evening to 10:00 a.m. Friday morning trying to get the best deals on Christmas presents so we were more than exhausted.  We told Samantha and Riley that we needed to wait until Saturday or maybe even the next weekend because we had alot of company coming over Saturday afternoon (Seth's friends, Jaxon and Zane along with their families) and would need to get ready for that.  Friday afternoon, Seth wanders downstairs and asks his dad when we were putting up the tree.  Richard asks him what he knows about Christmas trees and he says only what he has seen on TV.  You can guess what happened next...we put up the tree :)  Seth and Jayden had a great time helping the other kids who are almost big enough to do it on their own which is so nice. 

This is the usual response we get from Seth when we
try to get his picture, the arm in front of the face.

We have asked Seth to give us a few ideas for Christmas gifts to which he says "I don't know".  Samantha is so specific that she even prints off pictures and tells me where to buy the item.  This year Riley only wants one thing which will be very easy and Maylin and Jayden love whatever you give them.  
Last year Christmas was a little difficult for Richard and I both as we knew we had at least one son out there that would not be with us.  This year God has blessed us with two sons who we love so much.  Take a few minutes and listen to this song by Third Day.  It expresses how every adoptive family feels this time of year.