25 Days of Survival Tips: Count down to Christmas, Day 12

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Make sure you are present.

We moms want our kids to have the best Christmas ever. We do everything we can to make it possible. Sometimes we get caught up in the doing. Wrapping presents behind closed doors. Baking. Shopping. Planning. It is good work. Kids sometimes don’t get it though. They cannot wait for the day. They need us Moms now. In the present, not the future. They are in the here and now. Not the future.

Jesus was Christmas present. He was present originally with God (John 1:2) The Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14). Let us not be only words.  Let us be present in word and deed. I know, it’s tough. I have “just a minuted’ my kids just as much as the next gal. I have put doing above being. I have put white lights on my tree when my kids begged for colored. I spoken words and not followed through. Let’s make it a point, together not to do that. Let us be present this season for our children when regression strikes, when triggers come out of the woodwork, when they ask us to keep our promise and play a game or have a tea party with plastic food.

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