Monday, December 06, 2010

My Annual Blog Post, But Hopefully More Frequently!

Blogging is such a great thing and I really enjoy reading what everyone else has to say in the blogging world, so I thought I would try my hand and this again.

So, Christmas is coming. I really have to remind myself of it all the time since there aren't too many other things to remind me here. There is no changing of season, no blistery snow storms ,no Christmas decorations (except for three little stockings that I haven't hung yet) or traditions to really make a point of it. Christmas in Africa we call it...or maybe Christmas at the Earwickers? :) I would really love to get into the season better and I am looking forward to spending time with friends and celebrating with our church family.

Maybe living in a different climate and culture is a good way to keep focused on what Christmas is really about rather than making sure i've bought gifts for everyone and competing with the neighbors for the best decorated lawn.

So, this week I think i'll make some hand made decorations with Josiah, bake some cookies and maybe even get a tree put up..for the sake of making the point that this is a special time; a special time reflecting upon the reason we're even here in another nation...the birth of our Savior.

Merry Christmas!