Monday, December 7, 2009

Family Traditions...

I am so excited about Christmas this year! I went to my aunt's church last night to hear her speak about her life with breast cancer, and listened to other people speak about their family traditions at Christmas. It made me think about starting our own traditions. I am so excited about starting new traditions with Dusty and Cash, but the question is, what should we do?!?!

My mom, dad, brother and I always decorated the Christmas tree together. Every year, my mom and I would go to hallmark and shop for those special decorations. We have several different "collectable series'" decorations as well as other decorations that reminded us of what happened through out the year. Last year, we bought breast cancer awareness decorations, in honor of my aunt, and "Our First Christmas together" decorations, since it was mine and Dusty's first year as a married couple. Mom always likes to get a Christmas ball with the date on it too. She has been collecting decorations since 1978 when my brother was born. You cannot imagine how many memories are packed in that one tree! It tells the story of my family! I love it!

Our tree is decorated, lights are on the house, and only a few Christmas presents left to buy! I don't know what to do for Cash this Christmas. Should I buy anything this year? Considering he doesn't really know what's going on, I just don't know if I should. Yet I feel guilty that I'm even thinking about not doing anything for him! I want to make sure that in the future, Dusty and I teach Cash the true meaning of Christmas. Maybe that should be our first tradition as a new family! We should read to him the story of Christmas every year so he will always know the real meaning of Christmas is not how many presents you get, but the birth of Jesus Christ! Maybe we should start picking from the "Angel Tree" and buy for the needy before we buy for others. Hmm....'Lots to think about!