i really enjoyed myself this year as we strolled the temple grounds.
i felt the Christmas spirit.
i felt the spirit of Christ.
i enjoyed watching my children's eyes gleam. i enjoyed seeing the Christus and listening to the narration from the bible that plays in the visitor center. (and addie in totally confusion wondering where in the world Jesus' voice was coming from.) i enjoyed watching the movie of Jesus' birth. (and hearing addie ask if the people were speaking spanish. they were speaking hebrew.ha!)
i felt love.
i felt peace.
i felt success and accomplishment in this Christmas season. i keep worrying about the things i need to get done, or the things i wish i had done. my tree isnt decorated. there are no beautifully wrapped presents under the tree, and thats ok. i was able to put all of that aside and experience the true Christmas spirit with the people i love most.
we headed over to mesa frozen yogurt after we where done. we laughed and joked. it was a wonderful family night.
as you prepare for this special day ahead, spend a moment with your children. lay under the tree, look up at the lights and talk of Jesus.
it is magical.
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Sunday, December 20, 2009
Posted by Jessica at 6:33 PM