I was listening to the radio the other day and the familiar Christmas song came on repeating those old familiar words...
"So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun"
It got me really thinking back on this past year. Every year there is always something I look back on and wish I would have done more, been better, worked harder, accomplished more and on and on. I so often feel regret and sometimes a bit of disappointment and depression thinking of how little I have progressed.
When I heard those words I started to really reflect taking them to heart
"And what have you done?"
What had I done? I had my 3rd little girl. With that the years memories were not about what I had done or not done for that matter, but the feelings I had had. The past years memories were filled with pure love! I don't think there has ever been a year like this past one. One full of personal and family trial. But I have never felt the Love of God and of our Savior more fully. I felt that They were aware of us, of our situation and of our unborn child. I felt Their love so fully though prayer, fasting, family and friends all of which were there every step of the way. Though much of this year was spent sick and on the couch accomplishing nothing, there have been some of the most amazing feelings of love, peace, and indescribable joy! We feel more than blessed! So in spite of all my sort comings, faults and stumped growth, that is not what I am focusing on this year! I'm grateful for the growth, love and Joy we have felt! Let's bring on the New Year!
Merry Christmas and The Happiest New Year!