Christmas was my favorite time of year while growing up. My family had some pretty amazing traditions, most of which involved my grandma and her sister and both their families. The Christmas season started off with the annual candy making day and was topped off with breakfast with all my cousins. My aunt Helen passed away this past year and so this will be our first Christmas season without her amazing spirit here with us. Some of my most vivid childhood memories involve my aunt Helen, she had the ability to host a party, I am pretty sure she was able to fit 50 people in her basement for Christmas breakfast. I have no idea how we all fit in the basement, but I loved being there with my Family.
I am so grateful for the Greatest Gift that our Savior brought us. The numerous gifts he gave to each of us started with his birth. This time of year is so busy, filled with parties and gift wrapping, my hope for each of us this year is that we can each take the time to think of a gift we could give back to Christ. Do we have a weakness that we can turn into a strength to bring us closer to Him.
Merry Christmas to all of you,