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Friday, December 9, 2011

Yikes

This is a little pathetic.  It's a picture for Flashback Friday and it was taken Christmas 2007. First house in Boone, Iowa.  Only three children.  It feels like a lifetime ago.

It makes me chuckle, this picture.  How the tree is dwarfed by the presents.  The presents. How far we've come in so many ways.

I can assure you that our Christmas this year will not look like this.  For many reasons.

I have moved slowly but surely from the commercialism since that time in my life.  I don't want to teach my children that this is what Christmas is all about.

Funny how God moves us.  Forward.

Flashback Friday

6 comments:

  1. Funny picture...it looks like a small tree with all those presents! I am with you on the commercialism of Christmas...Kids don't need everything just love and guidance!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I could not agree more!

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  3. It does make your tree look tiny, lol. What a great message to share with your kids.

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  4. Very True, Christmas is much more than gifts and teaching this to children is so important. Be blessed Nicole.

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  5. Goodness! "Dwarfed" is the perfect word :)

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  6. It's funny how we change like that isn't it. We too have been down-sizing in the gifts over the years and today we are finding recipes for home-made treats to make for our family.

    Hope you have a great week.

    Blessings and best wishes,
    Natasha.

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