Oh my goodness where has the time gone? I can't believe I haven't blogged in over a month.
Well the jewelry business has picked up considerably, actually it has been very busy. This along with getting ready for Christmas, and trying to get my house and my life back together after our kitchen fire, I guess I just haven't had time!!
I am so VERY excited about this Christmas. One thing I can definitely say is that God is so good, and He always provides if you believe. We have had a hard time this year financially. I wondered where we'd get the money for Sophie's Christmas, and my jewelry business kicked it up, and paid for Sophie's Christmas. She is getting a dollhouse and I absolutely can not wait to play with her. I see some very important mommy & baby time coming up. She is so precious. She is becoming so independent and so FUNNY!! She makes faces at us to make us laugh, and her personality is the sweetest, most adorable, most helpful. If she spills something she immediately gets a "nakin" to wipe it up, if the phone rings she brings it to me, she tells her cousins they are "makin a mess" and helps me to pick it up, she takes her toys to her room, she is just so eager to be helpful. I want to buy her the world, give her everything, shower her with all the wonderful things life has to give, but the only thing she really needs is our love and to know God.
We set up a nativity this year, and she is fascinated by the baby Jesus, she says "look mommy a baby, aawww is so koot" I know she doesn't get it yet, and I can't wait to teach her over the years what the nativity is and that this nativity was built by her papa and it was always in my grandparents for as long as I can remember, and now I get to carry on this tradition. I am so disappointed she won't get to meet my grandmother. My grandmother loved Christmas, and I want to instill the wonder and joy in Sophie that she instilled in me.
I want her to know how much she means to us, and how she is the best Christmas present we ever got (even if she was born in January). I had forgotten a lot of the wonder and joy of Christmas until she came along. It's so easy to get caught up in the "gifting" part of the holiday, but I find myself wanting to teach her the true miracle of Christmas, and letting her know it's not about getting, but about giving, and doing for others, just as Jesus so selflessly gave for us. I want her to know she is our Christmas Joy, and she brought back to us the true meaning of giving.