I have one of my favorite Christmas songs on repeat right now and a pine scented candle burning…Christmas lights surrounding me and the beautiful realization that I am done with school until 2018. Don’t get me wrong, I have LOVED school this year- it’s turned my whole world
upside down right side up in the most amazing ways but I really enjoyed running errands and drinking coffee with no time limits today. I think I’m going to relish the rest of this year, savoring each moment in simplicity.
To say I love Christmas would be such an understatement. Every surface of our tiny home is covered in bottlebrush trees and red plaid…I cannot get enough. Yesterday we sang Christmas carols on our last day of class and I cried through almost the entire hour. It was so special. I find myself staring at our Christmas tree so much, just so in love with this season. It’s not just the smells (which i love!) or the traditions (also my fav!!) but the anticipation of the celebration. It’s the best. Lately, I’ve felt like God is giving me a front row seat as He once again brings to remembrance the most amazing birth this world has ever seen. He’s the most amazing Father. I love that He’s mine.
Someday I’ll share about school and how God is literally revealing more than I could have dreamed…but the one thing that has been so impressed upon my heart is His overwhelming, never-ending, uniquely special, vast love. The beauty of Him is that all I have to do is RECEIVE it. I’ve muttered and shouted “I receive it” at least a thousand times in the last few months; believing in faith that something was happening. And while this will be my life-long journey, it’s working and I feel free-er every day.
Christmas represents ultimate joy to me…and not because every other decoration I own spells joy (that’s because it’s my name)…but because I’m becoming more and more aware of the Father’s radical love- He sent his Son- because He loves me. Because He. loves. me. I receive it.