Spending time with my two daughters
and doing kindnesses for others.
I was able to do both today.
Early this morning we all threw on our coats
and scampered out to the car.
It was time for some Christmas shopping.
Christmas in November?
Yes, shopping for our two other girls.
We support two precious girls through World Vision.
One lives in Guatemala
and the other in India.
Both absolutely dear to our hearts as we pray for them
and give each month.
We eagerly read the notes on their progress
that we receive from time to time.
We smile when we look at sweet drawings
and put them up on our refrigerator.
Separated by many miles
but joined in heart.
It’s our annual tradition to go shopping for our girls
and this year we knew before we even entered a store
what we would buy.
A doll for Sneha
and clothing for Yennifer.
Where should we go? We all agreed on our favorite local store.
As if someone knew in advance
it all came together like magic.
We looked at the dolls
and then at each other.
We knew which one sparkled with beauty for little Sneha.
A Cinderella doll.
Then we looked through racks and counters of clothing
only to decide on a lovely pink blouse and some bracelets.
“She’ll look nice in that,” we all agreed.
Heart beating together with joy.
Making Christmas for girls whom we had never met
might not ever meet
but knowing that it was something we could do
to show our love, care and commitment.
Isn’t that what Christmas is all about?
God’s love reaching down to us
Sending us His only Son
giving to us His very Best
so that we might know Him.
Yes, it all came together for us today.
What traditions do you have at Christmas?
Let’s be sure
that all we do be inspired by Love
and given in love
from hearts that love one another.