We worshipped with our church family at our Candlelight service on Christmas Eve. There is something quite amazing about watching your children mature in their walk with Christ. It is thrilling to my momma's heart to watch them rise up and assume their place in the body of Christ. On Christmas Eve each one of them had a role. Our girls worshipped through a dance they had choreographed themselves, our oldest son ran the sound system and power point for the service and handled the logistics of the lights and candles, and our youngest son quoted the scripture from memory. It was a precious time for all of us.
After the service we came home to light our Advent wreath and pray together and place Jesus in the manger scenes that we had set up at the beginning of Advent. Our tradition is that each child gets to open up one present on Christmas Eve...and they each got a new set of pajamas...very cozy!!