Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Real Meaning of Christmas

So we are trying to be good parents and shepherd our children's hearts to have a love of Jesus. We are going to church, we pray out loud all the time, we read bible stories.  And really we are quite proud of Aubrey's willingness and excitement to seek God.  So she is at the age where she has a multitude of imaginary friends, usually the Disney Princesses,Dinosaurs, Happy Feet, Charlotte's Web. (Not just Charlotte, Charlotte's Web....does she watch too many movies?) But now it is Jesus.  I'm all for knowing and feeling Jesus is right there beside us, I just don't want to have to buckle Him in the car, put Him in the stroller, give Him snacks...get the idea.  

We had a "Happy Birthday Jesus" party this week with some of her friends and in light of birthdays, presents, and Christmas in the car one day Aubrey was talking to Jesus as she often does and then all of a sudden says,"No, No Grinch!!  Don't take Jesus birthday presents!!"  It was hilarious!! But because I want her to be open with her faith, I am definitely not going to discourage her to talk openly about Jesus.  And I am remembering that we will be in close quarters on a airplane soon, and what a great way for Aubrey, a 2 year old, to minister the real reason for the season to grumpy travelers, than to have Jesus right there with us, and letting everyone know it!!

6 comments:

Brian & Veronica said...

Carrie! Carrie Sims?! Is that really you?! Wow, thanks for commenting and I love the most recent post, the one I'm leaving a comment in I suppose! Anyway, way to create an open environment for celebrating faith and especially Jesus! I didn't even know you were married, and here you have 2 darling girls! Congratulations!
Veronica

hollyshaw said...

Sound great to see you at christmas we will be here we will be here all the time nate is working back in the valley and will be here on the 3oth till the
3rd so choose a day i don't care if nate is here or not we would love to see you. Merry Christmas have fun in Glendale

Cammie said...

Carrie, I love this post, how adorable! You have such a cute family!

David and Sandy said...

That is the cuties thing I have heard in awhile. I love it. I cannot wait to see you all. Travel safely.

Jordon and Katie said...

Carrie - thanks for posting. Cute girls! Katie and I will be in NYC for New Years this year. Any suggestions???

OK Broderick said...

Hi Carrie, It is so great to hear from you:) Your little girl is so sweet and what a beautiful family you have. I am so jealous that you live in VA. We visited there a few years ago when my parents lived in Sterling, Va and I fell in love with the east coast. Anyway, keep in touch:) Alethia:)