Sunday, December 21, 2008

Caught Up in the Last Minute Craziness?

I am.Most are.Preparing for Christmas while trying take care of our families,our homes and some of us, our sick children.Overwhelmed by the daunting task of making Christmas "just perfect".Right before I was getting ready to head out,finish up shopping and get down to my baby girl,Jessica showed me this.I paused and decided it was just the thing to post today.For the last 2 years we have tried to cut back and we decided to start a bit of a tradition.We decided to begin with Jess,the oldest,and have her pick an organization or something near and dear to her,to donate to .She chose Invisible Children.Please check this site out.It is amazing.The next year was Caitlins turn.She picked the Down Home Ranch.Again,a great place to donate to and one I encourage you to learn more about.This year,before Christmas we tried to give a little early.We found a few families that were starting journey's to adopt through Reese's Rainbow and we were compelled to do what we could.Taylor is up this year.We have a few ideas but ultimately,her decision.I ordinarily wouldn't feel the need to share,not wanting to come off as "look at us" but I felt maybe,in the spirit of the season and in light of this video to share our new little Christmas tradition.I felt also the need to take a moment and pause and be reminded that the only thing that can be and is perfect about this season ,is one small child that came to us,over 2000 years ago to show us the way,the truth and the light. *Pause my blog music at the bottom if you want to hear the music that goes along with the video, although it is the written words in this case, that is most important.

11 comments:

Reagan Leigh said...

So sweet. You have such a loving, caring, and giving family! Even in a stressful, troublesome time your family looks beyond it all and thinks of others. You have touched my life and countless others. Thank you...I'm praying for a very merry Christmas for you and yours!
Tera

Kele said...

That is why I love you and your family, so amazingly giving and generous!
You can't imagine how shocked I was to find a mid-day post from you?!?! LOL!

Judy said...

Thank you so much for your post! I needed that right now! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather Hope this finds you feeling okay. Love the pink lights on her bed/crib. Try not to stress out about Christmas - hope you can all be together.


Love and hugs to all the Needhams

Bluebelle

Cheri said...

That was refreshing to watch...makes me want to take back some stuff I haven't wrapped yet!!! Hmnnnn, good stuff! Great tradition!

Carey said...

Thanks for sharing, that was great! We actually do make our gifts most of the time ...

Funny this year there has been more baking, Christmas movie watching, ornament painting kinds of things going on in this house!!! Fun fun fun!

Anonymous said...

Dear Needham bunch,

Hang in there - you're getting closer every day to having this be behind you. I'm proud of all of you and sending you lots of love and hugs. Miss Zoey is amazing and so are each of you. Merry Christmas!! Christy Pinuelas and family

Kele said...

Back again to watch the video, I just love it! It is soooooo true! Hope you don't mind if I use it on my blog Christmas Eve...
Love you guys!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't know you personally but check up on your sweet angel all the time. Will be praying for your family over the holiday. Wishing Zoey a lifetime of beautiful Christmas's with all of you.

Theresa in Texas said...

Wishing you all the wonderful blessings of our Lord and Savior. Love, love, love, the Christmas decorations for Zoey. Praying your family can be together this Christmas. Our family has been blessed this year in finding you and your sweet family. From our home to yours, Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Ever since I went to get my haircut to help raise money for your beautiful little girl I have been following your blog. She is such an inspiration. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope for things to get eaiser for you soon. I keep the thank you card with Zoey's picture on it from the cut-a-thon on my desk at work as a reminder when I'm having a bad day. Hope your family has a great Christmas.