Like most women, I dream of the perfect Christmas.
The whole house sparkling and everything decorated beautifully, all presents wrapped perfectly and neatly, having a huge feast prepared with delicious and beautiful cookies and desserts...everyone singing Christmas songs, and we are all happy and filled with the Christmas spirit.
I will be the first to admit I never had a Christmas like that, something was always missing. But other years at least I felt more put together, like an imperfect gingerbread house standing proudly. Not this year.
This year I feel like our poor gingerbread house in the picture: not standing, just existing. But I am immensely more grateful for the birth of Christ this year, for His redeeming sacrifice and for His love. I know that through Him, everything is possible. It is possible for life to feel normal again, for a broken heart to heal and feel merry and joyful again. I know this because of my testimony in Him, because of the wonderful promises of the gospel of Christ, because I know Christ lives and because I know He continues to guide us through a living prophet today. I realize sharing my feelings of faith may cause some of you to feel uncomfortable and may even turn a few away, since this is a craft blog after all. But it is who I am and this Christmas season I wish to share this huge part of who I am with you. I hope that you can feel my sincere intent.
May your Christmas be all that you wish for!