I read this blog on a regular basis. I love it because she reminds me to keep things simple and to make the most of the "ordinary" moments with my family.
I loved the idea she gave about adding my husband to my Christmas list this year. Yes, he's already on my list but she encouraged her readers to do a little something extra for their husbands this year. As she put it, "is there a way you can keep this most important relationship – this man God has given you, in the forefront of your thoughts, maintaining your friendship even in this hectic season?"
Alex is my heart. He is my best friend. He loves me better than anyone else ever could. He works so very hard for our family and I want nothing more than to make him feel loved every single day, but especially over the holidays when things can get a little stressful/hectic. I want him to know that my relationship with him is more important than finishing my shopping, baking for neighbors, lunch with friends, etc.
She calls it “Twelve Days” but it has nothing to do with Partridges and Pear Trees. The idea is that I give him a little gift on each of the twelve days leading up to Christmas. The gifts are not big, often just a favorite cookie or candy (or on this day - our favorite gum), but the value of the gift lies in that I’ve thought of him. So I'm adopting this tradition and today is the first day!
On the First Day of Christmas, I Gave My Sweetie Pie...
I love you, Alex!