Happiest of holidays dear friends & family. This is my simple attempt at this year’s Christmas card. ;-)…hope it finds you well, warm, cozy, & surrounded by those you love most!
Early in our marriage (when I was overwhelmed with the hustle & bustle of the Holiday Season), Carl & I decided to make a conscious effort each year to simplify around the holidays: less decorating, less gifts & shopping, not worrying if we didn’t make it to every wonderful activity or event…more quiet moments by the fire cuddling, reading with the children & playing games together…and making time to feel & take part in the joy & love of our Savior.
This Season has been extra special. Realizing the big changes on the horizon (sweet boys arriving within the next couple months…or so), and due to some early excitement: the reality of needing help has made it even more clear that we needed simplicity more than ever this year.
The result has been a very warm and grateful Christmas Season. I am simply overwhelmed with the love that I feel from those around our family…
…those truly seeking to show their love & devotion to Christ…to celebrate His birth by giving & serving those around them.
We have been recipients of this great love. As I reflect on each sweet act of kindness…for a brief moment…I get an inkling of the complete awe Mary & Joseph must have felt as the love poured in from those who came to worship & bestow gifts to our Beloved Savior.
Thank you dear friends for sharing that pure love you have for our Redeemer with our little family. Truly what a priceless gift!
May we all benefit and partake this beautiful Season from His Unconditional Love, His Neverending Forgiveness, His Limitless Atonement,and His Ever-offering Peace.
much love to all,
What a beautiful card! I am soooo excited to hear that your having twin boys!! Best wishes to you. What lucky kids! You are simply amazing and I am so glad we’ve kept in touch. Love you! Ondy
Ondy! So great to hear from you! Thanks so much, we are very excited :). Luv luved your card, to see your beautiful family! Nance is starting to plan a freshman ward reunion & has recruited John Hilton & I, you’ll have to help us with the planning! Miss you much lovely steel lady! xo