I had a wonderful Christmas this year.
I did not bake any Christmas cookies (though I did make a Christmas treat for the sisters I visit teach at church).
The tree was hardly decorated....but there was a tree!
No Christmas lights were hung.
Tommy and I stayed home from going to my sisters 2 hours away on the 23rd with the rest of the family... so I didn't get to see her and her family (including my two cute nephews) for Christmas. Which turned out to actually be a good thing because they all got the flu! I did miss them though!
I decided to just take it easy and focus on all that really mattered anyway... the birth of Jesus Christ! We had a low key, relaxed Christmas with family and friends and it was perfect.
There was also something else I really enjoyed.
There was something very special about being pregnant during the Christmas season. And being just about full-term with a baby boy, much like Mary was right at this time.
I kept thinking about the young Mary and how she must have felt; carrying this baby boy in her belly, knowing he would be the savior of the world, but also her sweet son.
I felt so blessed to be carrying a sweet baby boy in my belly. Though he won't be the savior of the world, he is a child of God and among His most special creations. I hope he always remembers how loved he is by his parents and by his Heavenly Father.
Merry Christmas and enjoy the New Year!
P.S. Tommy wanted me to make sure everyone knew what an awesome husband and gift-giver he is for getting me my own Macbook for Christmas. Thanks booboo! =)