"I finally got your sock monkey," she told me.
A mother's love never stops hoping and dreaming for her children. This Christmas as I hung my sock monkey and the other ornaments, I thought back over the years and how my own children's dreams have changed. I would still do everything in my power to bring joy to my two sons, my daughter, and to their families.
But the fleeting happiness of a desired toy is nothing compared with the joy that comes when we know the Savior whose birth we celebrate. Jesus said, "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete."
So find the sock monkey, or the Ipad or the video game, but remember that only when we bow before the manger, is our joy complete.