Leah is so into Christmas this year. She's looking forward to Santa, she's glad that we get to celebrate Jesus' Birthday, she sings Christmas songs all day (requesting 12 Days of Christmas the most) she's ridiculously happy to turn on the Christmas lights each evening, and all she wants for Christmas is the white My Little Pony, Sweetie Belle (cost $6).
I love this!
I love remembering the purity that surrounds this season. I love remembering anticipating Christmas Day so much I almost couldn't bear it. I love remembering seeing those hoof prints on our sidewalk. I love remembering the half eaten cookies and carrots. I love remembering each and every present being opened by myself and each and every one of my siblings. I love remembering the special attention that I got when it was my turn to open a present. I love remembering spritz cookies, candy cane cookies, shrimp and scallops, and Christmas Eve presents.
I love remembering being in on "The Secret".
I love helping to spread the excitement of "The Secret", I love knowing that this season IS very special, I love getting excited for Leah, I love the gratitude and the service, I love the sparkle in her eyes when she talk about it all, I love the tears that well up thinking about the magic of all of this for her, I love passing on our traditions, I love the anticipation.
I love my Savior and the atmosphere that this season creates, all because of Him.
This is all brought to the forefront of my mind because of Her Excitement.