There are so many things we want to teach Harper. Ranking fairly high on our list is the gift of giving.
Acts 20:35 For it is more blessed to give, than receive.
We want her to know what it means to give, because Christ so freely gives to us.
We give because we love, the love we have for those who are dearest to our heart. That, too, was the motivation of God in sending his only Son.
This year we started a tradition that we hope to use as a teaching tool on what it means to give. Every year we will have Harper (and our other child(ren), Lord willing) pick an Angel off of the Angel tree, pick out a gift for the child, and try to remember to pray for the child all throughout the year.
This year we picked Desmond, a 4 year old little boy. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall to watch his parents give them his gifts on Christmas morning. It brings my heart pure joy just thinking about it....
Here are a few pictures from our Christmas this year.