I’m so very blessed. My family knows exactly what I like. And this Christmas I got a ton of new Bakerlady toys. Including (drumroll please) a 3/4 cup measuring cup! Woo-hoo!! I can’t wait to try out some of the recipes in my new cookbooks! There are a couple cookie recipes that look really interesting. And some dinners that I know my hubby is going to love. Also in my haul, a food mill, double boiler, two sets of mixing bowls, wooden spoons, got stocked up on sugar, new baking sheets and more measuring cups than I know what to do with. I also got new aprons, potholders and kitchen towels. I’m totally set.
My sister also got me this fantastic wall stencil for my kitchen. I love it!!
But the greatest gift this Christmas was the following conversation I had with my daughter on Christmas day. We didn’t get home until after 11 o’clock that night. As I was tucking her in and singing a goodnight song (Silent Night…by request), here’s what happened…
Madison: (eyes welling up with tears)
Me: Maddie girl, why are you crying?
Madison: Because I’m so happy.
Me: Why are you so happy?
Madison: Because…Jesus was born.
I’ve been crazy busy this week. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were jam-packed with family events. I hadn’t had a chance to stop for even one minute really. I was so thankful for this pure, simple reminder from my daughter of what Christmas is all about. I will never forget the look on her innocent face, tears shimmering in her eyes as she said those words. Faith of a child. Love in her heart. So true. “Because…Jesus was born.” She is such a blessing.