On my daughter's first and second Christmas', I remember being so excited and wanting to make it the most magical Christmas we had experienced. We went out and bought all kinds of toys, bouncy seats, and kitchen play sets. We couldn't wait for Christmas morning to watch her rip the paper off her gifts and dig into all the new toys she had received!
We quickly found out, though, that she was way more interested in ripping paper and crawling through the boxes than playing with any of the toys that we had spent a small fortune on.
Looking back, each Christmas that we've spent with our daughter has been the most magical Christmas, and not because we had lots of toys, but because we were together.
Your children are the true gifts this season! Being together and slowing down the hustle and bustle to truly engage with one another and feel gratitude for this precious time in their lives will always be the greatest gifts of our life, not just at the Holidays, but all year long.
Ms. Leah grew up in Asheville, NC and was exposed to music at an early age. She played violin and then grew to enjoy participating in high school and church choral and drama programs.