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Monday, December 20, 2010

Seven Stockings Hanging

I can't believe Christmas is only five days away. If you are like me, you probably have last minute shopping to do, plans to coordinate, and gifts to wrap. Looking ahead at my week, it is sure to be busy. Let us not, however, lose sight of the real reason for Christmas; the birth of our Savior, Jesus!

We continue to honor and remember our precious babies and the gifts that they have left behind, this Christmas season. Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown. Feel free to join in!

With a joyful heart, I sing...

On the seventh day of Christmas my babies left for me...

Seven stockings hanging

Six words from Scripture

Fiiiiive precious children

Four changed lives

Three burning candles

Two tiny foot prints

And a super snuggly, striped blankie!

Seven stockings hanging...
In our home, we proudly display seven stockings, one for each member of our immediate family. This year, we have been writing down the "gifts" that our babies in heaven have left us and we are putting those small slips of paper into his or her stocking. On Christmas, we will share with one another by reading aloud each of the "gifts" from the stockings.


Sandy said...

7...Seven special days. What makes them even MORE special is I get seven special days every week for the rest of my earthly life. It seems so simple, but I don't think I really relished every day in the past, at least not like I did this year. This year, every day was amazing in some way. Some days were terrible, some days were great; some days were too cold for my linking, others too hot; some days my Elijah was just a handful of preschool madness and craziness, others he was so well-behaved I began to wonder if he was the same kid! Some days we ate frozen pizza for dinner, some days I managed an awesome pot roast with mashed potatoes and some amazing garlic green beans. Some days I felt on top of the world, while other days I thought I couldn't crawl out of the hole that I seemed to be hiding in. But looking back, I was given 7 days every week to be alive. I am given 7 days a week to fulfill my purpose here on earth...what am I doing with those days? This year, I spent those days learning to keep faith in my Father, hope in the future He has planned for me, and remembering that my life here should be reflecting His love. My angel babies never got one day here on Earth, and I get 7 every week...7 special days every week to live walking in faith until I see my entire heavenly family someday.

Anonymous said...

thats beautiful! what a wonderful idea...to do with the stockings!!