Saturday, December 29, 2012

the reason for everyday

I really do have a lot of things to be thankful for. I think going without those things and then getting them back makes you appreciate them more. Christmas was one of the things we went without for a few years when we were overseas. We still celebrated it as a family, but it never truly felt like Christmas without friends, extended family, decorations, and presents. Funny, since those things aren't even the real meaning of Christmas.

This Christmas didn't feel as Christmas-y, if that makes any sense. I feel so loved and blessed but the things I cared about a year ago honestly don't matter as much. I don't get excited about Christmas and presents and all that like I used to. It's a little sad. Yet when I think about it, it must be a good thing.

Though Christmas is a good time to be with family and celebrate and eat sweets, that's not the point of it. And I know I've heard this many, many times, but Jesus is the reason for the season. What I think people got wrong is that Jesus isn't just the reason for this season, he's the reason for every. single. day. Not just Christmas.

I think I realized that this year. My heart explodes with joy by all the gifts and blessings we have, and I celebrate. Because my Jesus is with me everyday. Everyday I should rejoice. And so I do. But honestly, should I rejoice less on any other day or time than I do at Christmas?

His love never ends and never changes. I am so blessed.


  1. I love the way you put things :) You are so right.

    Remind me to email you later...

  2. Love all the smiles in your photos. :) So magical...

    Agreed, each day that we have is precious gift from the Lord. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! :D {Psalm 118:24}

  3. I have felt the same way you've felt about Christmas for the past couple of years!!! Don't really know why either....

    I love your pictures! And I also LOVE your new profile pic. You look so pretty in it. :)


  4. I love all the pictures and this post. :) Very, very true.


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