I haven’t blogged for almost a week (a travesty for me) and now there are so many things to talk about I don’t even know where to start! I have had a wonderful time being home for the holiday break, spending a lot of time with my mom while my sisters were at school and my dad was at work, and then spending time as a whole family too. I have been able to spend some time with Randy which is always wonderful, and his fun family too! There has been lots of shopping, a temple trip, a great date, seeing friends, and plenty of present wrapping. Then came Christmas Eve where I got to see all my extended family for dinner, after a delicious brunch with all my immediate family. And Randy did an excellent job with my present; two beautiful watches that I’ve been wanting, a cute puzzle, and a card that made me cry. Christmas held my dad reading a story that made us cry, singing a song, opening lots of presents, spending time with family, and a great dinner to finish it off.
Here I’d like to interject my little thoughts on the real meaning of Christmas. We hear that phrase a lot, and I personally feel like it’s almost lost it’s meaning. I believe that Christmas is about celebrating not only the birth of Jesus Christ, but also his perfect life that would follow. The day of his birth, like our birth, is only the beginning of a journey. And in Christ’s case, it is a journey that would save us all. So today I know I have been thinking how I can better follow in Christ’s footsteps, and live more in a way he would be proud of. I hope that’s all of our gifts to him this Christmas; trying to be a little more like him.