The holiday season can be such a stressful time for all of us. We often get caught up in the frenzy of gift-giving and the stress of hosting family. It can be easy to lose sight of God's message and the joy of coming together as a community.
Our family has a tradition of donating to the The Buckeye Ranch to provide a Christmas for needy children. This year, a moms group let us know about a hard working single mom who didn't think she'd be able to provide her 3 kids with a Merry Christmas this year. The family has had a hard couple years, her son's father had abandoned the family 2 years before and never returned. The little guy asks for his daddy every day and even wrote to Santa to bring his father home for Christmas.
Hearing this broke our hearts. Although we couldn't bring her son's father home, we wanted to provide a magically Christmas for the family. We felt blessed to be able to bring a glimpse of hope to this family.