Christmastime is Here

I’m not usually one to be excited about the Christmas season. I only have a select few Christmas songs that don’t drive me nuts and most are without lyrics (Lindsey Stirling, Sarajevo from Trans Siberian Orchestra). I love the nativity story and everything that comes along with the birth of Jesus, but I’m not SUPER excited. This year, however, I’m excited and thankful. Now, I realize it isn’t Thanksgiving, but Christmas is also a holiday that all of us should be thankful.

It’s the first Christmas I’m married to my husband, and I’m thankful for everything he has and will do for me. I used to think “love” was just a four letter word, but I’ve tasted true love, and I will never let him go.

I’m thankful for my amazing mom and dad for all they do for my siblings and me. They raised us with morals and values that are much different than some of the children I’ve met.

I’m thankful for a strong warrior of a mother. Mom slipped in November and broke her foot, required surgery, and now, she’s in a cast. This woman is STILL getting up and out to preach the gospel. If a mosquito were to bite her, it would fly away singing, “There’s power in the blood”.

I’m thankful for father that has a giving heart. My dad has been doing everything to make sure his bride is taken care of. That’s the kind of love Cody has shown me.

I’m thankful for my (big) little brother and my not-so-little sister. They’re my best friends and live wouldn’t be the same with either of them in my life.

I’m thankful for my friends. Although we’re not blood related, they’re still my family.

I’m thankful to be alive. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so I try to live in the moment. It’s not always easy, but it would make life a lot better if everyone did.

So, to sign off, I hope all of you have Merry Christmas!

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