Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.James 1:17 (ESV)
For me, November used to be when I finished Christmas shopping, not when I started. Throughout the year, I scoured stores for ideas and vacation gift shops for memorable reminders of family times. I wrapped gifts as they were bought so they were ready to place as soon as the tree was decorated.
As much as I felt organized, I wish I had known the ditty below. I might have made better choices.
Give your children
Something they want,
Something they need,
Something to wear, and
Something to read.
What do your children want? What do they need? What should they wear? What should they read?
*Another version of this blog appeared November 15, 2020.