Merry Christmas

Recently, I have heard multiple people say that they hate Christmas because of how commercialized it has become. On the other side of the argument, a lady pointed out that she would rather have people talk about Christmas, even if for the wrong reasons, than ignore the holiday altogether. Since I heard that I have been thinking a lot about the focus of this time of year. I definitely get caught up in the commercialized Christmas but I have also found moments to ponder of the birth of my Savior and His incredible life and mission.

This Christmas has been a beautiful time for me to get to know Sam better. Through our trials (which seem hard now but I am sure I will scoff at the ridiculousness of them one day) we have become a stronger couple. I am learning to trust other people and rely on them. Sometimes I feel like I missed out on some major life lessons. Usually I am okay and I can depend on Sam's expertise. There are other times when Sam missed out on the same life lessons. It sure is miserable to learn them simultaneously. But we are learning and hopefully will be better for it.

We enjoyed the tree, lights, and gifts this season; but I am especially grateful for the time with family. The little graduate school bubble can become intoxicating. The perspective readjustment has been a great gift. My mindset has changed immensely since I have become a mother. During this Christmas season, I am grateful for the faith of Mary, the birth of her sweet boy, and the love, example, and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.

Mary, did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding is the Great I Am.

1 comment:

Buck and Whitni Watkins said...

Loved this post! I will see you soon!

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