Decorating for Christmas

Last night Dave and I went to one of our favorite restaurants in town and then came home and put up the Christmas Tree! I know … it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. (There is still a scarecrow in the yard and the fall wreath is still on the front door.)

This got me thinking about my emotions this Holiday Season. I think of Thanksgiving being a time to be thankful for God’s blessings and with Christmas comes ultimate joy.

And this Holiday season those are the two prevailing emotions rolling around in my heart. I have so much to be thankful and joyful about. So much.

I must admit, last year as I packed up the fall decorations and pulled out the Christmas decorations I thought, "Next year when this time comes, my baby will be here or I’ll at least be pregnant!" 

But I am not.

And while a year ago, if given the choice to either A) Get pregnant within 6 months of trying or B) Travel the road of infertility, I most certainly would have picked choice A – without hesitation.

But I would have missed out on so much …

  1. A deeper and more personal relationship with God.
  2. Invaluable lessons learned about God’s Plan vs. my plan and how God’s Plan is ALWAYS better.
  3. Invaluable lessons learned about trusting God
  4. Witnessing another example of God’s faithfulness in my life as He walks me through this trial.
  5. A strengthened marriage and greater love for my husband.
  6. Witnessing firsthand the power of prayer as so many people have prayed on our behalf for us through this. (Thank you!)
  7. The women I have met through blogging.

So … it’s a good thing GOD chose this road for us. He certainly knew what He was doing – even though at times it has seemed everything under the sun is completely out of control.

I’m reminded of a simple children’s song … "He’s got the whole world in His Hands."

He does. Even if, right now, it seems like the world is crashing in upon you from ever direction.

So, yesterday I packed the fall decorations up once again. But this year, I didn’t think too much about if I’d have a baby or at least be pregnant by next year.

Instead, I put my focus on thankfulness and joy.

Jesus came at Christmas as a baby boy, born to a virgin woman, with the purpose of being the Savior of the world.

He came, bringing HOPE, to you and me.

3 thoughts on “Decorating for Christmas

  1. You know you often write about the exact things that I have been feeling:) I was just thinking about how last year I was sure that I would have a baby by this Christmas. I have learned that I need to quit making plans for God and allow God to make plans for me!! This road has been a blessing in so many ways…I hope that at the end of that road we are both blessed with beautiful babies! Have a great week honey…I’m praying for you:)

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