Christmas is so close I can feel it.
I mean I cannot get it off of my brain,
and this Christmas is the Christmas.
The number one reason is that my stronger-than-ever relationship with God has strengthened my life in ever single aspect. I am a better Christian, I am a better wife, I am a better mother, daughter, sister, friend--me.
This Christmas season has already more spirit than ever before for me.
The second reason is that I have a child! All I've ever wanted was a baby, and I seriously couldn't ever ask for a better life. I was born to be a mother, and this Christmas I get to show my daughter the time of year that makes me feel like a child again. Sure, she's short of a year so she won't understand, but just having her playing on the living room floor while we decorate a tree, or showing her the lights we put on our house, baking and decorating cookies with her on my lap, seeing her enjoying the love and spirit in the room while we exchange gifts. I seriously am so giddy about this Christmas I cannot get it out of my head.
I've already begun to save money for some Christmas presents for Adeline. I'm going to finish her quiet book for one gift, and for another I want to make her some felt food. Philip is making her a play kitchen for her birthday in February, so I'd like the food for that. I told Philip that aside from the things I'm making her, I want to pick something out for her, Philip can pick something from him, and then we'll try and get her something big. I'm new to this whole Mommy/Santa/Christmas thing, so I need a plan!
I am of course aware that she's too young to even get any of this, but it means so much to me to have my perfect family this year.