Sunday Inspiration: Lasting Memories

lasting memories

“It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back at all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good or bad, are really what help keep a family together over the long haul.” -Caroline Kennedy

I can testify that as a mother of four children — and the wife of a minister — Christmas was never an easy time. Decorating, shopping, Christmas cards, parties, services, all made for a lot of chaos.

But looking back at those times now is like seeing a star shining in the night. And what a joy to witness our children reliving the traditions and creating new memories of their own with their children.

May you create many lasting memories this holiday season.


  1. Iris November on December 18, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Hi from Iris
    Reading this comment, just imagine doing it for 8 days at Chanukkah every year with 4 daughters and family members. We devised a plan. The first night was the big gift from mom and dad. The 2nd-5th was each assigned to a child to give to her siblings. 6th night was grandparents gifts. 7 th night was whatever was left, friends, the dog, etc. gut the 8th night was my favourite— we gave thanks to all the gifts, loved ones, food, and candle lighting and songs— so special!! Happy everyday!! Xxxx iris

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