Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

It is this time of year that I think will always be the time that sticks out in mind from my childhood. My siblings and I saw much more than most kids our age did when we grow up. But this time of year always seemed to be the time of quietness and unselfishness. I think about this and think that there are tons of kids out there right now who suffer and are lonely and may never know that our Christ is the reason we live. I long for the time when my kids who are small will desire and grow to love our Jesus. I think about my family and how much my siblings and I love each other and how this year I won't celebrate Christmas with them. How I will miss my whole family and how I will desire to be with them, but I am so excited to teach and show Lydia and Seth that Christmas is about so much more than just gifts, but it is about the Savior who came as a baby to suffer the consequence that we fully deserve but that Christ was the biggest gift we could have ever gotten. I am hoping that they will love and desire to know about our Christ of Christmas. I also desire that they will desire to keep the relationship they have with each other. I know siblings fight , but I also know that my siblings are the best. I love you guys so much and I am sad to miss Christmas with you but I just want to say that I could never ask for better siblings than you. I am also thankful for my siblings that I have slowly gained over the past few years. Who knew that I would get my wish to be a big sister, you guys are amazing. Dad and mom I look forward to the time when we will be together again, because with out you guys I couldn't have all of my amazing siblings and I wouldn't have the knowledge I have if it weren't for you, that goes for both sets of my parents. I am super excited for starting our own traditions here with my awesome hubby and sharing it with our amazing kids. Merry Christmas from the Leinewebers!!


Paulina said...

Merry Christmas to you Michelle! Thanks for the encouraging post!

Lee and Candace said...

Amen!:) Merry Christmas Leineweber's! Glad we got to see you before we left!

Philip Leineweber said...

Merry Christmas! Looking forward to seeing you in 3 days! You are a great older sister!