I finally realized last night why my mother was always smiling while she watched us open our Christmas gifts, one at a time... It was so she could enjoy our reactions and could savor the moment.

Last night, watching my step grand kids open their presents, I couldn't help but find joy in the moment. Seeing Eli and Cairo's eyes light up as they saw their new big boy bike and wagon, respectively, made my heart warm. You know you've grown up when you're not worried about opening presents of your own. Truly, it is much better to give than receive. Merry Christmas!

Watch Eli as he tries out his new bike in our home Sunday night. He doesn't have braking down quite yet, but he's close! The boys made laps through the kitchen and family room with their new toys!