The holidays are upon us and at times I worry that my children are missing out on getting “things”. We are what we like to refer to as “cash challenged”-not poor but with putting every cent we had into living our dream it will take awhile until we start reaping financial rewards. Today I seen how important this life has become to my children.
We are very cramped in our tiny little cabin, so much so that even though there are literally thousands off trees right outside our door we don’t have room to bring one inside so we improvised!
We made our Christmas tree fit our space! During this time my girls said to me “You know Mom Christmas isn’t about presents its about remembering that Jesus was born and came to earth to save us”. This simple little statement spoke volumes to my heart-My children know what Christmas is all about and at that moment I felt so blessed!
The day slipped by so fast enjoying this time alone with the girls (the guys were all dragging logs to the sawmill). We baked cookies, sang Christmas carols and I then realized I had not baked the bread nor done the breakfast dishes and about the only thing I had accomplished in my normal schedule was feeding critters and schoolwork for the kids.
Now rushing to complete the tasks that needed to be done I managed to make dough for a pizza for dinner, wash the dishes, mix up the bread dough, make pizza, fed the family and got the bread in the oven all in a matter of two hours!
At last it was quiet again as it was just Cami and I in the house. Cati had gone out with the guys to help drag logs and I realized that it was time to get chores done then prepare for supper. Bless her heart Cami comes over says “have a cup of coffee Mom and take a break I will go do chores-alone! 10 years old and she fed the pigs, goats, rabbits and chickens, hauled water to all of them and bedded them down for the night as I sipped a cup of coffee and took a deep breath.
Supper was a simple meal with fresh bead, hamburger steak, baked beans and pickled beets but it tasted much better knowing that even though I was nearing exhaustion from the course of the day my family all realizes this place is home to all of us and together we can build OUR Dream. I am so Blessed!!!
My day is over and I will leave you with this beautiful picture of the moon rising tonight and this simple thought- Building memories and traditions that will be in our hearts forever is much more valuable than silver and gold.
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The true meaning of Christmas and your family. How blessed you are.
Great tree and adorable girls, and helpful children.
You children’s words, ” “You know Mom Christmas isn’t about presents its about remembering that Jesus was born and came to earth to save us”, speaks knowledge far beyond their years. You are truly blessed.
i think what you are doing is great and honestly your kids have all they need right now,your truly blessed