Friday, December 26, 2008

The Meaning Of Christmas

Welp, it's back to work today, but then it's the weekend! Like it.

We went over to my grandparents for Christmas yesterday. It was not so great. I don't think I feel like elaborating too much, but I will just say that a BIG fight broke out. It was pretty upsetting for everyone and kinda (well, really) put a damper on the holiday spirit. I hate that it happened, as I know we all felt that way. Things did calm down and we were able to eat and talk and spend time together and open presents. It saddens my heart and I need to pray lots. After we left, Sean and I went to a house that had over 10,ooo lights. Their front, back, sides and other houses were all decorated. They even had a snow machine. It was pretty impressive. They had a huge nativity scene that I could have stared at forever. Above it, it said something along the lines of "What Christmas is truly about". WOW, isn't that true. Even though sadly we don't all act this way. We get so stressed about money, gifts, wrapping, shopping, decorating, traveling, etc, etc, that we lose the whole meaning. It is about Christ's birthday and family and friends. That's it. Period. We gave a donation to the man who went all out with his decorating. The charity is a pregancy center that supports life.

Sean went to do more pet sitting after that (we have a total of 4 clients right now - 3 houses that we visit and 1 dog that is staying with us) so that is keeping us busy.

We were pretty beat after that.

I hope Christmas was joyous for you.


Becca said...

aww i'm sorry to hear about the arguement stuff and the whole neighbor thing. Hopefully these things will resolve themselves though and your weekend will look up. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Hettie Brewner said...

We still had a wonderful Christmas. Just a few things thrown in there to keep us on our toes. MC and HNY.