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Some Christmas Thoughts

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It’s Christmas week. I can’t even believe it’s finally here. This year felt like ETERNITY while I was pregnant, but since Jack arrived time is flying by.

I admit, aside from sporadically reading an Advent devotional, I haven’t done a great job this year preparing for Christmas. Not in the sense that I forgot to buy gifts or decorate my house (though the decorating was definitely sparse this year!)—more so in that I haven’t really been preparing my heart.

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What I mean is, Christmas isn’t really about gifts or decorations at all. It’s a holiday to celebrate Jesus’ birth. And what is more beautiful and special than that?

This morning, as the sun rises on this very significant week, I’m letting myself dwell on the reason for all the hoopla. I’m letting myself remember why we celebrate. I’m listening to Christmas music and looking at Jack and imagining what it must’ve been like for Jesus (God!) to humble himself to be a tiny baby just like he is.

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Anyone else with me? How do you keep yourself from getting caught up in the holiday craziness and materialism?

P.S. My favorite version of my favorite Christmas song.

Images via She Reads Truth

2 Comments

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    Verity
    December 22, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I agree with how this year dragged then sped up, for the same reasons, I had my son on October 15th and I really feel so unprepared for the holidays this year

    While I am not a religious person, I view Christmas as a time for family & slowing down, something I am not normally very good at. And I think having my son, my first baby, is this year bringing more importance to the family aspects of holidays and taking the time to enjoy our being together for the first time as a family of three.

    I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas :) xx

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      Natalie Borton
      December 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Congratulations on the little one (he and I share the same birthday, by the way)! I love your focus on your family this season. So important! Especially for baby’s first Christmas. I hope it’s a very special holiday for you!

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