One of my favorite traditions from childhood that I have enjoyed continuing with Ben and Kate is getting a new ornament for them each year. I enjoy looking back at my ornaments on my parent's tree (some are on our tree). I hope the kids will enjoy that as well one day. I love trying to find ornaments each year that really reflect whatever they are "into" at the time. After all the sickness this week we decided that it might be fun to go ahead and open this year's ornaments.
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. John 1:9-13