When I woke up, I must admit I was dreading the task. I just felt, well, melancholy.
I have decided it's because this year has been full of ups and downs. We've experienced a new life coming into the world, but we've also felt the deep loss of several people we love dearly.
After sitting on the couch and having a good cry, my wise husband knew I needed a change of scenery and suggested we get out of the house for a while. The bins and boxes were becoming overwhelming and I definitely needed a midday break from it all.
When we returned, I was able to finish decorating the inside of the house. Tonight, we put the finishing touches on the lights outside and I must say, it looks very pretty.
I know Christmas is about so much more than the gift giving, lights and decorations. But this year my heart is heavy. I miss my grandpa. I miss Glen. I hurt for my family members. But I know my Savior has them all in His care, and I will rest in that this Christmas season.
"Behold, a virgin shall be with child,
and shall bring forth a son,
and they shall call his name Emmanuel,
which being interpreted is,
God with us."