Monday, December 17, 2012
Every year you ask me what I want for Christmas, and every year I tell you the same thing -- well-behaved children who love God. That's what God got on the first Christmas ... if it was good enough for him, it's good enough for me.
However, I know that you are all quite generous and want to give me more than that. So here's what I'd like (in addition to the above-mentioned): TIME! My lists of what I have to do, what I'd like to do, and what I daydream about doing make me long for more time, not more stuff.
So, be creative. If you've already bought me a spatula or a book or a $300 sweater, explain how it will give me more time. Or fix a dinner or fold some towels. You're not too old to come up with an old-fashioned coupon book. I'd gladly have some of your time. I love gifts because they're an expression of the time and effort the giver took in selecting them. That's why I'm not very good at giving lists.
I can most honestly and profoundly say that having you as children is one of the greatest gifts in my life!