Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Savior Is Born

What a wonderful month of December we've had so far.  We just returned home from SLC for my sister Mikele's wedding.  It was beautiful.  I am so proud of my sister for being worthy to enter the temple and be sealed to her husband for eternity.  Everything - the sealing, her dress, the flowers, the people, the Spirit - was so beautiful.  She is my little sister but I have always looked up to her in regards to her spirituality, testimony, and drive.  Mikele and Seth's sealing was so touching.  I sat there squeezing the hand of my own eternal husband and reflected on our own sealing four and a half years ago.  I reflected on what a beautiful life you can have when you involve God in your union.

We're not going home for Christmas this year because Jared's work is really busy.  This will be our second Christmas staying in Florida but first without family visiting.  It will be different for sure.  But it's also given me the opportunity to think about new Christmas traditions Jared and I can start with our new little family.  Jared and I sat down last night and planned activities for almost each day this month, and I'm excited about them.  But I have also had on my mind, and feel a strong desire and importance to focus as much as I can on my Savior this month.

"The glitter of the season should never...prevent us from truly seeing The Prince Of Peace."
-President Dieter F. Uchdorf

I have decided to find a way each day this month that I can serve my Savior and to write it in my journal each night.  That could be by serving another person, not judging in an instance where it may be easier than not, or by simply taking more time to ponder my Savior than to read a blog.  I'm getting a late start - Wednesday, Dec 9 - so I'm going to go all the way to Thursday, Dec 31.  Who wants to join me?