So very thankful for my family this Christmas! They’ve weathered the storms of life and the loss of my dad this year, but in the midst of it all they have shown tremendous love and grace.
Grieving looks different when you have young children- one moment your laughing and playing and the next moment tears are rolling down your cheeks so fast you can’t wipe them away in time. It’s those moments when my babies wiped away my tears, held me close and whispered softly “it’s ok mommy. We miss him too.”
Scott has been our calm in the storm like usual. He provides a safe space to just “be” without any explanation or apologies. And though my sweet and loving family have given so much it doesn’t compare to what and who the Lord has been to me in this season.
He has comforted my aching soul, lifted my burdens, strengthened me to embrace each day and has helped me to choose joy. Immanuel “God with Us” holds a deeper meaning this year. He is with us in the here and now!
Praise God for choosing to leave perfection behind, entering the world as a newborn king, and embracing a hurting world. What a gift we have in Jesus and for that reason alone I choose to worship through the tears!
We love you and wish you a Merry Christmas!
“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” – Matthew 1:23