Tis the Season


What is it about December that makes life take off at warp speed?

Where we have fives times as much stuff to do in a tenth of the time we normally have?

Presents to be bought and wrapped.

Desserts and foods and goodies to be made and devoured.

Hot chocolate to be sipped and enjoyed.

Movies to be watched. Because everyone has that one favorite holiday movie that defines the {Christmas Season}.

{Let me note here, I don't think I have ever be accused of being 100% politically correct and to keep with tradition, on this blog the Christmas Holidays will be referred to as such. In my book, the general term of "Holidays" is for encompassing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, not for removing the sanctity of Christ from Christmas.}

There's something about December.

Throughout the month I will feel or experience almost every feeling I've ever felt before.

Joy.

Love.

Peace.

But also hurt, loss, and depression.

Because it's the time of year when we think about those we're blessed to have in our lives.

And those we're blessed to have in our memories.

And we give to those who remain.

We give gifts from stores, gifts from our kitchens, and gifts from our hearts.

We give and we give and we give.

Because we have been given so much.

I have been given so much.

My Savior, whose birth and life and death should be celebrated year round!

My family.

My health.

My son.



My sweet precious son.

And this man.



Because he makes me smile and laugh and love every little thing about my life.

Okay, so maybe I loved everything about my life before he came along.

But I notice myself doing it more often these days.

I have so much to be thankful for.

{Merry Christmas} to each and every one of you!
Ashley Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.