Comments: In Search of Christmas Cheer

That would be tough. ((hug))

Posted by dcrmom at December 5, 2007 07:32 PM

I bet oldest knows something is up. It might be better to let those who can understand in on it so they can help you through and not have to worry what mom's secret tribulation is! My boys have been in the Christmas spirit for a month or two, Isaac especially, though he can't possibly remember Christmas last year. He wants to hear Christmas songs and watch "The Toy That Saved Christmas" (The best part by far is the imaginative and witty "Oh Santa" song, but the boys like it all!)

I imagine you've got a nativity scene, but if not, you should definitely get one (and it wouldn't hurt to have two ;) ). You ought to be able to find (or make!) a few things you can use to brighten up your quarters. May He pour out abundant blessings on you all!

Posted by Lenise at December 5, 2007 10:24 PM

I spent two Christmas seasons in a home that wasn't my own several years ago, so I know this can be tough for you! Advent will be a nice thing to start this year, though, and it is something the children will remember from year to year. My kiddos love it! I hope things cheer up for you...hang in there!

Posted by Amy at December 5, 2007 10:44 PM

I think you have every right to feel out-of-step with the holidays this year, Jordana.

How you've managed to weather the stresses of remodeling, homeschooling, and a major faith change with such grace is beyond me!

Posted by Meredith at December 7, 2007 08:39 AM

Two nativity scenes is a wonderful idea- one very special, set up by a grown up, on something high, to make mama smile and one very special, set up by children, possibly even made by children that can be reconfigured frequently. Cotton balls and pipe cleaners make good sheep, painted clay or salt-dough figurines, and a popscicle/craft stick stable. Some times craft stores will sell unpainted plaster nativity scenes for children to paint. Children can add to it year by year because after all, who knows how many shepherds, angels, stars, sheep, animals etc. were there.

Posted by AKL at December 7, 2007 08:44 PM

there are so many beautiful Christmas songs about Mary. What better way to celebrate your faith change and season than to listen to these?

On a slightly related note (the time of year), we made your gingerbread pancakes this morning and my son, who is in culinary arts, asked for the recipe. They are our favorite cold weather breakfast.

Posted by Earth Girl at December 9, 2007 03:36 PM

Sometimes I think that it is precisely because I DID grow up with it, Christmas can be something of a challenge. I'm grateful for an Advent season that is longer than the Feast that follows. It seems to help me "ramp up".

Posted by Patricia at December 11, 2007 10:37 AM