this time of year is very full. full of festive gatherings, delicious meals, hectic shopping sprees, last minute appointments, celebrations and lots of joy. all of these things are super fun and so good. last night i discovered some more good during this time of year.
we spent monday night just the four of us, just chillin in one another's company. brad an i watched the boys play and played along (when they let us). we commented on how blessed we are to have these two beautiful and healthy boys. we observed max's incredible size and maturity, we marveled at bear's development. we adored how sweet they played together, and shook our heads at how naughty they can be in the next minute.
while lying in bed, i remarked to brad that i felt guilty for not "doing" anything "fun" with the boys that night. brad was shocked at my comment and reminded me that there is so much good in just being together.
what an incredible idea. for even on that first christmas, there was much celebrating, gift giving, rejoicing, and heralding. but there was also a teeny tiny brand new baby boy and parents who were utterly and completely enamored with his very presence.
this christmas i dont want to lose the gravity of jesus' mere presence. for HE is still here, still changing all of eternity.