I got up early, before the little ones, so I could decorate the China cabinet. I had the snowmen on the lower level. The heirlooms and the crystal cross on top. And I had just pulled out the fake snow for the tiny evergreens and glittery deer… when the first child appeared. Moments later, a […]

I got up early, before the little ones, so I could decorate the China cabinet. I had the snowmen on the lower level. The heirlooms and the crystal cross on top. And I had just pulled out the fake snow for the tiny evergreens and glittery deer… when the first child appeared.

Moments later, a second one came downstairs.

Then, in between I need a drink and I’m hungry, this happened.

For once, I welcomed the mess.

I let them create something beautiful — something to serve as a reminder that preparing my heart and my home for Christmas is messy business. But the beauty will be worth it.