The Gift!

SportTman and our Fresh Air Fund kiddo ( who is visiting with us for Christmas this year) anxiously digging into their stockings.  What treasures were they expecting and anticipating?  Did their gifts live up to their expectations?

So a few of my gift giving ideas did not go real well this year.  I should have bought of newer version of a PS2 game for my son, and I wish I had bought the older CD of Tran-Siberian Orchestra for Drums.  I had a few other minor gift giving snafus also….yea I know in the big picture of life it really doesn’t matter. 🙂  But as a mom, it bugged me that I messed up with buying some gifts this year!

Now I could blame it on the fact that we had a major snowstorm and last minute gift giving had to be curtailed.  Or the fact that I had a major bout with the stomach flu a week before Christmas.  I really think the stomach flu also rendered me brain impaired for several days!

I also realized I saw the gift buying frenzy more as a chore, I did not put a lot of thought and care into it this year.  I just wanted to get it done!

But thank goodness that is NOT like God’s gift to us.  The thought, the care, the perfectly planned details, the prophecies, the LOVE.  They were ALL part of God’s Perfect gift to us!

I realized this year that while my gift giving was far from perfect.  God’s gift is truly perfect.   It comes perfectly wrapped in love, care, concern, complete with God’s time and His timing!

So while sipping my coffee and relaxing a bit this morning, I am also relishing in the reminder of God’s perfect Gift, His son Jesus.  Now that is a gift worth giving this year!


  1. Well said Sandy!! I too had higher expectations…mainly from my own mother…she is losing it..i won’t go into it but let’s just say she totally messed up the gifts for her granddaughters…but…the important thing is JESUS the most perfect Gift of all….Glory to God!
    Enjoy the rest of your week. the ADKS have tons of snow..we do not though.

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