Christmas has ALWAYS been my favorite holiday. I love what it means, spending time with loved ones, and giving (who am i kidding, i also like getting). But I mostly love that I share my birthday with our Savior, Jesus!
With that being said, I find myself disliking (remember i don't use the word hate) Christmas this year... I know that's horrible, but it is hard to be excited about a holiday when you loose a family member. For those of you who don't know, my premature nephew AJ was taken from us only 18 hours after he was born. He was just too beautiful and precious for this world... This hurts my heart, but I truly cannot imagine what my sis and bro in law are going through. Time and prayer are slowly but surely healing their wounds... I just wish I could fast forward time to heal their hearts.. I know that they will have more beautiful children and i love them both with all of my heart.
I really started feeling awful about the way i felt this year so I prayed that I would no longer be a scrooge this Christmas season.. And it worked! We had our family Christmas this past Saturday and it was a blast!! And i'm looking forward to Christmas day- June's cooking here I come!!
Christmas is really about the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Without him, there would be no everlasting life and forgiveness. And we should thank God every day for giving us Him, not just at Christmas time!!!
P.S. You know you're not a scrooge anymore, when you no longer feel the need to tear down everyone's christmas decorations: )
Love to you all