This season seems to have flown by so fast, and it's leaving me already. I think of the song penned by Bro. McLean that goes something like this: I cry the day when I take the tree down, I want this season to last all year round...
I suppose if this season lasted all year round, it wouldn't feel quite so special when it is here. However, I, like the song, feel like crying when I take the tree down too. Good thing then that I only have a Charlie Brown tree :)
But seriously, I have been in awe this season. One of the reasons for this awe has been the opportunity of being in a play called "Savior of the World". It is the story of Jesus. His birth, death, and resurrection. Being on stage and watching the events that happened made the life of the Savior all the more real for me. Our month long run ended on Saturday, and I felt it. I have felt more purpose in my life, and have enjoyed the company of old friends and new in this production. I am thankful for friendships re-kindled, and new friendships made. My words cannot adequately express my gratitude to the Lord for this amazing opportunity.
I'm thankful for the snow, too. It can be a nuisance when I'm stuck halfway in my driveway, and when my car doesn't start because of the cold. However, I love it. I've always loved it. It has created the ambiance I've sought for this season. It's absolutely beautiful.
I'm thankful for my wonderful family. I love them so much. They make Christmas what it is. Mwah!