Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Brice Family!  We pray all of our family and friends have a wonderful holiday season.  Our theme this year is "MAKE MEMORIES!"  We have already begun to do just that.  We have even started bringing in a little India into our Christmas memories.  One of the Christmas trees has a few new ornament additions that were made in India.  I've added them to the red and green tree, and they are just too cute.  I love the elephant!  Our home this Christmas has smelled like ginger instead of cinnamon.  Ryan has made some delicious Ginger Snap Cookies with an Indian flare.   As we made our Operation Christmas Child boxes, we showed pictures of children who have received them in years past to Brody.  Brody helped pack the boxes, and we explained the fun and usefulness of many of the items.  He asked if his boxes "Go to India?" well.....maybe.  Today in the mail, Dillon International sent their Humanitarian Aid Programs magazine for 2011.  It had several pictures of the orphanage in India they work with, and it was a great opportunity to show Brody where his brother or sister will be.  Our hearts desire is that Brody, as well as all of our future children, learn that there are people all over the world who are in need.  Sure it's fun to get presents, but we don't need to get so much that we are unable to help other people.  In every activity such as these, Brody understands a little bit better the importance of adopting.  Even though the child to come into our family is not here yet, we are preparing our hearts and lives through many memory making moments.  

Photo of the orphanage in India.

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