For the past 12 years I could not focus on the religious aspect of Christmas during my work hours. I signed a contract that honored separation of state and church. That doesn’t mean Jesus wasn’t with us… You can’t keep Jesus out of a home when Christians have him in their heart. Today though – we were able to openly celebrate the birth of Jesus with a birthday cake that we made with our own hands .
After making the birthday cake we took a walk and delivered candy boxes to our neighbors.
My favorite part was when each child would walk up to the door and all of us would stand on the sidewalk the other children would cheer the delivering child on “ You’ve got this. You can do it.” Gracious how they love each other and encourage each other. ❤️❤️❤️
We went on the playground for a very short period of time before some of our friends started to actually cry and say their hands were hurting 😳
So when we got inside we warmed up with homemade hot chocolate and of course a piece of birthday cake.
We have been spending time celebrating traditions of our families.
One tradition that I had with my children was making a birthday cake for Jesus on Christmas Day. That is why I included it with our plans this week. I also explain to the children that the hot chocolate they were drinking was my mothers recipe.
When I was younger my parents did not go to the store to get boxed hot chocolate they opened the jar of hot chocolate mix my mom had made. The recipe called for a $.99 jar of Cremora . I wasn’t able to find that this weekend but I got close.
Christmas, it’s all about the traditions we have with our families and the memories and celebrating the birth of Christ .