Hello Sweet Cheer: My Thoughts Lately

12.21.2015

My Thoughts Lately

Hellllo and happy Monday, friends!

I am off work for the next two weeks (perks of a teacher's schedule) so I'm enjoying the relaxation and time away from teenagers!


     Over the last month, I've been reflecting a lot on Christmas and what it truly means. Now that we have a baby on the way, we've had so many more conversations about holidays, our dreams for our family, traditions we like and don't like, things we want to teach our kids, etc. It has been really fun to dream and chat about what the future may hold for our family.


Something that has had me in pure childlike awe lately is the reality of why we celebrate Christmas.

     Jesus came to this wretched earth as an infant, for the sole purpose of dying. He came here to die so that I might have life! What an incredible truth that is. We focus so much on Jesus' birth - which obviously is what we remember during the Christmas season...but more important isn't just that he came but WHY he came. He came to live a sinless life, only to be crucified by the very people he came to save. I cannot word that enough different ways to make it sound as incredible and beautiful as it truly is. No words can express how gracious and sacrificial my Savior is!

I didn't get Christmas cards ordered on time this year, I haven't baked Christmas cookies, I just now finished my shopping and my house is only slightly decorated for the season. But what I've been learning through all of my holiday shortcomings is that the less I indulge in the typical traditions I love so dearly - the more I am able to focus on why we even celebrate! I have really enjoyed how the Lord has pressed these truths on my heart over the last few weeks.

Merry Christmas, friends! I'll be back tomorrow with a bumpdate!

xoxo || meredith holguin


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