Okay, y'all know us by now.
We don't do things the "normal" way.
We are a bit fruity.
But we like it that way!
We want to be different.
We want to look different than the world.
We want to live a life that is a little bit radical.
Oh, let's see...let's take Halloween as an example.
I promise I'm not getting all judgmental on you
or trying to make you feel guilty
for how you and your family choose to celebrate Halloween.
This is just how our family does it.
As a disclaimer, I've never liked Halloween.
I hate scary stuff.
I find it annoying when my doorbell rings constantly.
And it irks me to no end when kids reach into the bowl,
grab a handful of candy,
stuff it into their already full bags,
and walk away without even a thank you.
And if I want a lot of candy, I'll just go to Target and buy a bag.
Oh, and I take it pretty seriously when Scripture links witchcraft, divination, sorcery to evil and how much the Lord hates it and warns us to have nothing to do with it.
So, how do we deal with Halloween with 4 children but a mom who could do without it?
We bless others...
while still getting dressed up in fun costumes...
and still getting candy...
and staying up past our bedtime...
and still having a whole bunch of fun.
Each year, we take our children to a local retirement community to trick-or-treat.
The girls love it!
In fact, Taylor kept asking, "When are we going to the retirement home for Halloween?"
It blesses me that my children delight in bringing others the joy of the Lord.
You should have seen the precious faces of these men and women
as my 4 paraded in the dining room.
It was priceless.
Hopefully, my children are learning that holidays aren't all about getting.
(More on this tomorrow...)