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 #lighttheworld