I always ask everyone what their favorite Christmas song is… and for me, that is “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” — the Judy Garland version from Meet Me in St. Louis to be exact. It’s the epitome of everything family and festive to me, and I am a gal that always loves the holiday classic tunes from artists like Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, Barbra Streisand and more… the ones that never go out of style.
I just wanted to take a moment today to hop on here and wish you all Merry Christmas. As cliche as it is, I always want my blogging friends and readers to know I am thinking of YOU on holidays, too. Days like this really get me thinking of all we have to be jolly for… health, family, friends and so much more that fill our lives with joy and overwhelming goodness. It’s easy to get lost in the holiday shuffle–planning for parties, shopping for gifts, baking up a storm–the stuff that makes this season special, but also take a lot out of us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and I want to make sure I am focusing on the true aspect of Christmas, not only for me, but for my little ladies as well.
Those are the sentimental and sweet traditions I don’t want to diminish, but Christmas is more than that for our family and it’s because of Him that all of this is possible–my hope is that I can continue to raise my girls in a world where the magic of Santa exists and is never forgotten, but that they think of Jesus and His life more than Saint Nick–that everlasting life in Heaven is far more exciting and worthwhile than the brief time we have in this world.
For any of you out there going through darkness during this holiday season, I want you to know that you’re not alone… we’ve walked through our fair share of difficult times during Christmases past as well.
I’ve had to hear the dreaded c-word [cancer] at Christmas, I’ve had sick babies when we literally had to cancel every single one of our celebrations to be at home caring for two little ones with RSV, I’ve prayed with friends begging for a child… I just want you to know that those difficult moments won’t last forever and there are better holidays ahead… I’m joining in prayers for lots of our close friends and family that are walking that same walk this year and my hope is that they will be able to find some sense of joy and goodness this Christmas and that they focus on the happy that’s to come. Just something that was on my mind that I wanted to share today ;).
Anyways, Happy Holidays my friends–may your days be filled with good tidings and cheer and I hope you have yourself a merry little Christmas today!! OXOX