I am trying to focus more on the reason why we celebrate during this Christmas season. I mean, I always try to focus on the Savior and His birth but I know that sometimes, with all the craziness that happens during the holiday season, I can momentarily loose sight of my focus. My children are grown and so it's not so much about Santa and the gifts he brings--I LOVE Santa and the symbol he stands for, but as long as we remember that the giving of gifts is in remembrance of the wonderful, glorious gift we have been given by our Heavenly Father! There is no other gift that can compare to the blessed gift of our Savior Jesus Christ! I have chosen to surround myself as much as possible with reminders: creches, pictures, my cute little shepherd woodcut that I made with my dear friend Michelle Williams (who died several years ago), my olive wood nativity ornaments from Jerusalem, and because I'm on my phone every day, I thought I would have a quick reminder to make room for Him in my life daily. I pray that we can all make room in our hearts and homes for the one for whom we celebrate this beautiful season!
Can you believe that Christmas is just three short weeks away! It doesn't seem like I've been in Utah for 6 months, but it has been fun decorating my new home for the holidays. What is a special tradition you enjoy? Favorite Christmas carol? Leave a message, I would love to hear what you like to do during the Christmas season to make it special.