Month of Socks


In last-minute fashion, I prepared our annual sock calendar Christmas countdown tonight.  We always manage to have at least 24 lonely socks by December, and they are usefully re-purposed    Instead of warming toes, they carry special secrets and surprises for the kids to find throughout the month of December.  When I asked them if they wanted to try something new this year, there was a resounding no way!  I think the socks are here to stay.  There will be cards in each one with a clue about what we’ll be doing that day, or directions to something they’re supposed to open, or coupons good for special treats.  Some will involve people outside our family, some won’t.  I’m not as good of a planner as I am a dreamer.  I was taking down our Happy Birthday banners from the past two months of birthdays, in the same hour I was putting up our Christmas socks.  But I ‘m thankful the kids roll with my haphazard ways.
I don’t feel real pressured into the commercialism of this season.  I am more drawn to the man in the boat who slept through a wicked and wild storm, then firmly but surely rebuked the chaos into complete submission.  I would much rather possess the peace He came to bring, rather than the crazed yet drained look I sense in people’s eyes in line at the grocery store.  I’m drawn to the baby wrapped in rags, lying where a cow had just eaten its last meal.  I’m drawn to Him because He calls me to come and follow Him.  Where He is, there is much calm and contentment.  This is where I need to abide.


3 thoughts on “Month of Socks

  1. If I were your kid I would have echoed that “no way!” 🙂 I love your Christmas socks!! What a FUN memory you are creating for your kids with these socks 🙂

    • Aw… you’re so sweet! Your Christmas posts inspired me greatly to get myself in gear! Thank you! Love all your cool ideas. We are borrowing some! I’ll be sure to link back to you when we do! Loves.

  2. Hey Amy,

    I’m just reading this for the first time. We did socks this year, too! The kids love it. I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep up with a daily activity, so instead I just put 4 kisses in each one and one puzzle piece. By the end they’ll completed a 25 piece puzzle.

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