This year after four years of marriage, Son and Daughter-in-Love will be putting up their own Christmas tree. This year after four years of living on her own, Daughter #1 will also be putting up her first Christmas tree.
My and Hubby’s tree is more of a “family” tree. Every ornament has a sentimental meaning for us. The ornaments are either handmade by or for us or have been given to us while we have been pastors. They include ornaments that have been made for and by our children.
I’ve offered them to our kids as they start their own family traditions. I will cry a little as they take them because it is just the inevitability of life. The fullness of time.
I praise God for the adults they have grown into. Daughter #2 is self-assured, confident and compassionate. Son has grown into a mirror image of his father – not a bad thing. He is kind, loving, and incredibly funny. But I am especially thankful of their deep and abiding Christian faith. They have grown and matured into it well. In the fullness of time.