a sweet time of year

The other night Stella counted the 36 tabs I had open on my computer, and that’s about how life feels right now.

The Holiday season just comes rushing at us, doesn’t it?  I’m a much more slow-paced person, so I tend to get overly stressed this time of year, but the romantic in me can’t help but swoon over the Christmas magic.

This time of year also feels so nostalgic.  I was thinking yesterday of the holiday season Mr. Miller and I spent falling in love and agreeing to spend our lives together while I lived 500 miles away in Texas.  The very next year, we lived under one roof and welcomed a tiny, precious daughter.  Having my first baby just a week before Christmas made a life-long impact on my holiday season.  Each year takes me back to those weeks and days leading up to the biggest change of my entire life – the anticipation, and fear, and excitement overflowing.  My little angel showing up a week before she was due, just in time to settle in for Christmas.  I have never felt the Christmas spirit quite like I did that year.

That tiny Christmas angel of mine will be turning NINE next week.  I am feeling all the feelings as I wrap my head around each quickly passing year, and all the ways she changed everything for the better.

Feels a bit reminiscent to the way our Savior’s birth changed everything for the better.  What a special time of year!

Reminding myself today about what the season is really about, and giving myself permission to slow down and focus on less being more this holiday season.

Each year, our church finds ways to focus on Christ during the season.  This year, the Light The World campaign is going on with amazing ways to serve this holiday season.  No matter your faith, or beliefs, I encourage you to jump in as many days as you can and join the challenge.  Find more on mormon.org #lighttheworld


2 Responses to a sweet time of year

  1. Kandie December 19, 2017 at 6:59 am #

    Happiest of birthdays to your sweet Harlo!!! These little angels were placed in our lives at the exact moment God knew we would need them! Through our children we can learn and experience life through their eyes and it really just makes you see how BLESSED life is and SIMPLE life should be, because at the end of the day FAMILY and LOVE are all that really matter. Less materialistic things makes room for more of the good stuff that we all crave in this life, and even though they are small, they know and appreciate all that you and Brady are doing for THEM each and every day. And one day when they have families of their own, these are the memories and moments they will cherish the most. So breathe and embrace this season with joy knowing that this year will be PERFECT for YOU and YOURS!!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Cass!!! XO

    • Kandie December 19, 2017 at 8:43 am #

      And if it makes you feel any better, my son will be 11 on Christmas Eve and my daughter will be 9 on 12/30. I fist bump you in solidarity mama! :-) It’s a crazy time of year but oh so worth it!!

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