Sunday, December 6, 2009
Journal My Christmas - December 4th
Is there really the perfect Christmas? It is so easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle of just being busy, overwhelmed and not enjoying this really special season. The pictures of our tree in our living room and our front yard with snow make me smile. So is that perfect, not really. It just makes me smile. Life is extremely difficult this year. Dave lost his job, we are struggling to make ends meet on his very part time job at Michaels, we are going to lose our home to foreclosure or to a short sale and my mom is mourning the loss of her long time love , Bill.
We are going to make some changes in our living situation. We are preparing to move in with mom and Jodi, which will be great but will be tiring at best to get everything combined and so on.
Our home will not decorated this year, any gifts given or received with be minimal and you know it would be very easy to feel sorry for oneself.
But we have the pleasure of having one of our nephews with us for 2 plus weeks, which will be so much fun. We have family who we love and who love us and most important this celebration called Christmas is a celebration of the birth of our Savior and King, Jesus Christ.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever shall believe in Him shall have everlasting life - John 3:16
So things may not be perfect, the fact is they never can be, we have the greatest gift of all from God our Father. Material things will come and go, God's love is there forever. So my goal this year for my perfect Christmas is to concentrate on the beauty around me, take care of my family and focus on the true reason of the season: Jesus.