December 23, 2006

Christmastime Thanksgiving

I was folding laundry yesterday and Noah gives me a hug and says "I am so glad we have a house and bedrooms and can wash our clothes."

Ah, my 5 year old has his heart in the right place. "Yes, Noah, we do have so much to be thankful for." And we proceeded to name everything that we have that many, many other people don't have.

I am thankful that we have a warm home in which to celebrate this Christmas, unlike the very first Christmas many years ago. Who are we compared to a King that was born in a lowly manger, in a stable for animals?

Why do I complain about doing laundry when I have an automatic washer & dryer inside my home, in it's own laundry room? How can we grumble about making our beds, when at least we have beds?! With blankets!

And the thing that made Noah's eyes so wide most of all, "Mommy, some kids don't even have pj's to wear."

I think I'll be donating some pajamas somewhere now... and I'll try to have a bit more spring in my step when I see dishes to be done and laundry to be folded and carpet to be vacuumed and...


  1. What a beautiful reminder! Merry Christmas!

  2. Wow, Noah blows me away. What a sweet heart he has! Great reminders

  3. You always have such a great way of putting things in to perspective. I was just looking at my cluttery kitchen and messy bathroom and grumbling about the attention they need. Thanks for the great reminder!

    And, it sounds like you have such a wise little boy! Great parenting, I would say!

  4. I agree, we have MUCH to be thankful for.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family Steph!


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