Kelly and I were talking over the weekend how it didn't really feel like Christmastime (yes, it's one word...look it up ). I have been working all kinds of crazy hours at the office for the past few weeks and we felt like Christmas was going to pass us by. Well, I finally finished my project at work and had some free time again to spend at home.
I think it finally felt like Christmas to me yesterday (Sunday) when we visited a member of our congregation at her house. We talked about our Christmas plans, the spirit of Christmas, and how serving others brings us joy. She told us about her family in Nigeria who have absolutely nothing and how she recently sent a little bit of money to them so they could buy some rice (rice is a staple food, but it has become too expensive for most Nigerians).
I began to see how much Kelly and I have, and how little we need. An overwhelming feeling of grattitude for my warm house, my food, my job, and my family grew inside of me and it felt like Christmas.