Friday, December 21, 2012
Now, hear me out when I say I have NOTHING against parents who teach their kids to believe in Santa. Nothing at all. If you want to teach your child to believe in Santa as a parent that is your choice ;) I'm just speaking personal here.
For us, the choice has really come down to our relationship with Evie. We have and will always want her to know that we will teach her the truth. And that the true meaning of Christmas is not about a white bearded man who lives in the south pole and loves cookies. But the true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Who has come into the world to heal the sick,raise the dead, to bring joy and live into this world once again. Who sacrificed Himself on the cross for us. So that we may have everlasting life in His Magnificent presence. For Leon and I we believe that's magical enough. And that Jesus should have ALL the Glory at Christmas. And not have to share it with a man of imagination. Some may think we're taking the fun out of Christmas for Evelynne by taking “Santa” from a child’s Christmas experience, but Leon and I don’t see it or feel that way at all! In fact, if taking Santa away from Christmas takes away the “experience” of it, then what are we really celebrating Christmas for anyway? What is the real meaning of Christmas to you?
We believe Jesus is forever the real reason for the season. And we want our daughter to know this her whole life. Not just when she's too old to believe in Santa.