Saturday, December 24, 2011
Three years ago I was getting ready to hang the stockings above our fireplace and I needed to place new nails holes above the mantel. I didn't want to make more holes than needed. At the time Kris and I were contemplating the size of our family. We had four kids at the time and really wanted #5. Things were not working out the way we had planned--sound familiar? We had been fasting and praying about this for several months. As I was about to measure out the spots to make the nail holes for our 6 family members, I had a huge overwhelming feeling that we would have another baby and we would have her at the this house and so I needed to measure out space to accommodate another stocking. Now, this might sound funny to you--but to me it was such a clear answer to the concerns we had been having. I happily measured out enough spots to hang 7 stockings:)
As I hang up the stockings each year I hope that I will be reminded of this sweet experience. Our Heavenly Father loves us and cares about each of us and the concerns we might be having. He gave us His son, to be a Savior for us, to provide a way to return to live with Him someday. I am so grateful that families are forever! I look forward to celebrating this amazing time of year with my family.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!