Last year, we (along with some of our friends) adopted three Ugandan children. $100 sends a child to school for an entire year. Seriously?!? What are we in America doing wrong with our money?? So, we will be doing that again this year as well as contributing to the Salvation Army Angel Tree. I want my children to know that the REAL meaning of Christmas is not about gifts and toys. It's not even about giving to others. It's about the birth of Jesus. But if our society insists on using this time of year to help others, then I'm all for it. And I want my kids to grow up in a home where giving isn't a chore but rather a pleasure. It's something that we cheerfully do.
Don't get me wrong...the Kizzire children WILL be visited by Santa. I like Santa. And I enjoy the childlike "magic" of Christmas. But now that my daughter is getting older, she's able to understand other things too. I'm looking forward to this year and sharing with her the joy of giving to others. Because it is a joy and a privilege to share what we have been blessed with with others.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Christmas!!