I am concerned that I am facing the last year of Christmas magic with my children.

At this point, my sons BELIEVE.  They believe with all of their little hearts.

But there are some that are close to them who do not.  These children are constantly filling their heads with doubt.  And, yes, their faith is wavering.  It makes my heart ache for them. Mostly because I remember how I felt when I found out “the truth.”  The same thing happened to me… other kids mouthing off.  I remember the feeling I had when my parents took me aside and explained.

I can honestly say that it took me a year to get over it.  But eventually, I recaptured the wonder of Christmas.

Because I realized what it was truly all about.

So we are savoring every single moment with our boys this holiday.  Every Christmas cookie. Every holiday song. Every Christmas wish list.

And then when the time comes, we will sit them down and teach them about how the wonder of Christmas has nothing to do with presents.  How it has nothing to do with hot cocoa or snowmen or toys.  That it is about something deeper… LOVE and HOPE.

And how THAT will never fade.

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.” -Charles Dickens