Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Favorite Things

I've been thinking a lot about what really matters. And you know what matters to me? People I love.

I blogged last time that my girls and I were getting together December 13th to make Christmas cookies. We did and guess what? This year we all wore matching pajamas.

My daughters are grown now, but when they were little, we gave them matching pj's on Christmas Eve. The past couple of years, I've started buying matching pj's again. AND this year I bought me some too! We all wore our pj's to the Cookie Making Party. I think it's my favorite Christmas activity--and it's such a simple thing to do. Simple but with much love. That's where my heart is.

One more simple thing. My husband and I have started sitting together on our front porch every morning really early. 6:30 a.m. It's still dark outside. We have our coffee and just sit in rocking chairs. We don't talk about anything all that important. This week, we've turned on the white Christmas lights that go around our porch. Today I said, "You really matter to me." He said, "You really matter to me, too."

Is there anything more valuable than spending moments with those we love? That's where my heart is this morning. If anybody else is feeling this exquisite gift of connecting with those you love, please share.



fredamans said...

You girls look so cute in your jammies!!!

Sounds like it was a great time.

Happy holidays!

Julie Garmon said...

Thanks. One of my dear friends just called and said she's doing the same thing with her girls--they're teenage. It's soooo fun!

Treasia said...

What a beautiful post. Loving the pj's you all wore. Princess and I might have to start doing the same thing.

Julie Garmon said...

Thanks, Treasia. We three love it! You should do it--maybe for Valentine's Day. :-)