Last night we made our annual gingerbread house.
It wasn’t about the house. It was about the fun.
Yet, there were hiccups. The kids were overly-hype and bouncing around the kitchen.
- The squabbles over who got to do the icing, the candies, or the gum drops.
- The drips of icing found all over the kitchen when it was over.
- The random little tiny candies I will probably continue to find all over the kitchen until Christmas
Yet, the tradition, the excitement, the joy…the anticipation of what is to come.
That, is what Real Christmas is about.
So our house roof collapsed shortly after and needed repair…these are the things we remember. The way we felt during Christmastime. The house will be gone, the last of the icing drips will be wiped, but the memories are permanent.
And this little guy…he got his icing mustache…
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Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.