Dear Friends & family,
The long awaited day is almost here! Around our house, the anticipation of christmas is so thick and the magic so real that I wish this feeling could last the whole year through. we talk it, breathe it, sing it, and, very simply, just plain love it. The wonder of it all has captured the KID'S little imaginations like nothing else.
All that said, it has been so easy to get so sucked into christmas...the gifts, the lists, the letters, the programs, the decorations...that I have to stop and remember who all this is truly for. My wish this christmas is to anticipate Christ just as we have anticipated christmas. I want to talk Christ, breathe Christ, sing Christ and, very simply, just plain love Christ. I want the wonder of him to capture my heart like nothing else comes close to doing.
We pray that your family can set apart Christ as king in your lives this christmas season and the whole year through: Talk about that first christmas night, breathe in his grace, sing praises to him and, very simply, just plain love him. He is the reason for the season ; the one and only reason.
The smith's 2011