Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day

Josh and I got up today and went to church.  It was only for 2 hours and our 2 wards combined.  No talks were scheduled except from the two bishops.  I was really excited to hear what they have to say.  We don't get to hear our bishop talk much but when he does it's always so good.  The way he talks about Christ, I can feel that fire burning within, I know it's true.  I know Christ lives.  I don't like this holiday for the commercialism of it.  I don't think we went to church on Christmas morning when Christmas fell on a Sunday when I was growing up so it was really nice to actually go and worship Christ on his birthday.  The talks were wonderful.
We came home and I made our baked french toast, oh man is it yummy!
We went up to my parents' house for the afternoon to eat and hang out.  On the way up, I told Josh I was not going to live my life mourning a life I don't have.  I'm going to start being more grateful for the life I do have.  Because I have a great life.  I have so much to be thankful for.  I have a wonderful family and they all love me.  I have a husband who loves me and I love him so much and am so thankful and excited for the journey we are on the get sealed in the temple.  I have friends who love me.  We are blessed to have jobs and jobs that we like!  We are healthy, all of our needs are met, we are safe and I'm so thankful for that.  So I need to be better at not wishing my life away and always wanting something more.  I am blessed with everything I have.
I'm so thankful for our Savior Jesus Christ and his life, gospel teachings, sacrifice and atonement for us.  I'm thankful for the atonement and for being able to repent and get forgiveness.  I'm thankful that Josh and I are finally on the way to getting sealed which is something we've wanted since before we even got married and here we are 8 1/2 years after our wedding getting ready to be sealed.  And it's all through Christ.
Merry Christmas!!

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