Gifts for My Daughter This Christmas

Season’s greetings, moms.  We are at the end of 2016, the holiday season is here. We only have 17 days until Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season. .

I have to admit, it’s easy to get lured into the spirit of shopping. I’ve taken advantage of a few online deals and Black Friday bargains. However, I really enjoy this time of year not just for the giving and receiving of gifts but for the time spent with loved ones.    The holidays are a special time of the year where we should spend more time with family.  Like most of our teenagers, my daughter’s Christmas wish list is long with high priced gift items.  I looked at her when she gave me the list saying “#Really  #GirlBye?”

While this year is my daughter’s last year of high school, she is preparing for college with hopes of becoming a nurse.  I want this Christmas to be “extra” special.  I want to give her “more” of the gifts we give our daughters all year long. I’m making a conscious effort to make this a Christmas she will always remember. I’m giving her intangible gifts that can’t be wrapped in boxes, paper and bows.  I want to give more this holiday season creating special memories that will last a lifetime.

Here is my list of (8) gifts for my daughter and granddaughter (s) this Christmas.

1. Prayer– A personalized and framed prayer asking God for protection and guidance as she is matures into a virtuous woman.    2. More Love -More unconditional love. Lots of hugs and kisses.  Loving on her even when we’re not in a loveable mood. 3. Time& Presence– More face time with one another. Making an conscious effort to turn off the TV and have open communication.  Dedicate at least 10 minutes a day or more without technology.  No cell phones or IPads allowed. 4. Forgiveness– Practicing more forgiveness without holding grudges.  Reflecting on memories of being a 17 year old daughter, forgiving those not so good attitudes and behaviors. 5 Listening– A willingness to listen instead of reacting to every situation. 6 Seek to Understand– Allowing her to express her concerns and to ask questions.  Seeking to understand her inner most thoughts.   Be open to honest conversations.  Create a 1 minute no judgment zone conversation. 7 More Laughter/ Fun Times – Have fun.  Laughing a little more.  Letting my hair down. Turn on her music and learn the latest dances.  8 Cooking – Find a recipe online or in a cook book and prepare a meal together. 

Happy Holidays. May God bless you and your family.

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