This was intended to be posted yesterday, but as we left the house at 10:30 in the morning and did not return until 11:30 at night, I went straight to bed.
It was such a wonderful day. Love spending time with both sets of families. Love, friends and family, that and the birth of our wonderful Savior is what Christmas is all about.
A little reminder of this and one of my favorite traditions of Christmas is The Jesse Tree.
I’m not sure where this originated from, and I’m sure my grandmother did not come up with the idea on her own, but in my mind and heart, this is a creation from my Nana and is one of the reasons I love it so much. So what is it?
A book and a felt tree (made by my Nana) that hangs on the wall is a perfect way to keep Christ still in Christmas during all the Santa, HOLIDAY and presents that seem to take over at times. Starting the end of November, usually right after Thanksgiving. You read one page a day. There is a bible verse to read and then a story and prayer. It is a quick overview that takes you through many highlights of the bible. From Adam and Eve, Noah, Joseph’s many colored coat, Elijah, Moses and much much more.
It is something we did every night growing up as our blessing before dinner and I’m so happy that Joe has allowed me to continue this in our home. Yes, it will probably be more exciting when we have kids, but it is still a reminder that Christ is the main reason for Christmas and the walk through the bible it takes you on reminds you to take time for your friends, family and GOD during all the holiday craziness, stress at work and any other drama that may take you away from enjoying the real important things in life.
So even though I’m a day late. Merry Christmas and HAPPY Birthday to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ!