Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is already here. It doesn't seem like it, to me. 

December has flown by so fast; it's almost scary! 
To me, tonight looks like those blurred lights. It's elusive and undefined, but beautiful.

We spent the day at church for our Christmas Service, and being with friends was amazing. The warm hugs, the laughter, the smiles - I love my friends so very much.
Christmas is the celebration of Christ's Birth, and we should celebrate with all of our hearts. We give and receive gifts; but what has Christ given you this year? What have you given Him?
Tonight, I sit reflectively and replay the day, and I replay my year. I stand in awe before Him at His gifts, and feel ashamed at how little I've done for Him. I look at the smiling faces around me, and feel warm inside, even though a small sadness sets in as the sun begins to go down on 2011. And I look back, and I smile, and I take a breath, close my eyes, and pray again. 2012 is coming - and I am eagerly looking forward to it.

To my beautiful family and friends: I LOVE YOU!

 2011 Annual 'Gang' Photo - 
and yes - the guy in the back *is* smiling... he just got caught off guard. ^_^ 
Christmas LAST YEAR!!! 
365 days ago today! MEEP!
 (oops - I had said 'years' - SORRY!) 

- Hannah

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