- I held and loved our granddaughters. I got down on the floor and played and snuggled and laughed with them. My granddaughters gave me the gift of JOY.
- This year we had all three of our children in our home and we enjoyed many meals together, played games, and talked for hours about our future plans and reminisced about our past. I am so proud of each of them because they have committed their lives to following Christ and doing what is right. (Psalm 127:3) Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward. My children gave me the gift of PEACE.
- I held my husbands hand when we took a walk and when we prayed. We looked into each others eyes as we watched our children take care of their children. My husband gave me the gift of LOVE.
- I was blessed to spend time with my mom and dad, brothers and sister, and nieces and nephews. The family home was teaming with grand kids and babies and everyone was talking at once. I wanted to be a part of every conversation, but, I could only stand back and watch and hear bits and pieces of their lives. Being with my relatives makes my heart steadfast, because these are my roots. My relatives gave me the gift of FAITH.
- We also enjoyed an evening with our office staff. It's so nice to work with people who are honest and trustworthy and work together as a team. My friends at work gave me the gift of GRATITUDE.
- Christmas would not be complete without spending time with church friends. I sang "Happy Birthday Jesus" with the kindergarten Awana class and we talked about the best gift that we could give to Jesus. I enjoyed a lovely evening with the ladies in women's ministry. I volunteered to help with the Christmas Bash and was blessed by the people who shared their story with me and humbly prayed for God to intervene in their lives. My church friends gave me the gift of KINDNESS.
Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow. James 1:17