New Years Eve 2012
My daughters and I knew in advance what we would do
and although the particular restaurant changed
we knew it would be Chinese.
That’s been a tradition of ours for many years now.
Traditions bind us together
like new pjs at Christmas
and Nana’s AP Christmas cookies.
In a world that continually changes
it’s wise to have a few traditions.
Times when you all celebrate a certain way.
Our church has a contemporary service and two traditional services.
Both are important.
It’s healthy to keep growing and to try new things
and it’s also healthy to have special traditions
that bind your family together.
A tradition can be a simple as holding hands before you pray
as we do.
Or three hand squeezes to say I love you
followed by two squeezes saying me too.
Talking about and writing our goals for the New Year
Watching It’s a Wonderful Life at Christmas time.
Then my mind wanders to another tradition.
Early in the morning as we sit down for breakfast
we pull out the Bible and open it to the day’s reading.
Words of Life
Words of Truth
Words of Hope and Comfort
followed by the day’s devotion.
A tradition that anchors our hearts deep in the Father’s Love
before the day unfolds.
Together we pray asking Him to guide us and to strengthen us in all we do.
Traditions that knit our hearts as one.
Do you have some traditions that you keep?
It might not be something you do every year
but an activity or practice that has deep meaning for all.
Keep those traditions
and may they continue to add meaning to your life.
Adoption Day is coming for us….
another tradition that has lots of meaning.
How about you?
Maybe it’s time to start a tradition…
If so, what will you do?