Merry Christmas

A thrill of hope; the weary world rejoices...

In so many ways, we all find ourselves weary this December. For me, the big changes of a move and new house, leaving our first home, the disappointment of cancelled family Christmas plans, the concerning health issues of loved ones, among other things weigh heavy on our hearts this year. (Not to mention any of the heart-wrenching pain and suffering we see happening around the world.)

"Weary" is the perfect word for the way I've felt for a while now. 

The beauty of a weary soul is how much deeper and more poignant the thrill of Christmas hope is. I feel a little sad that we've missed out on some of my favorite holiday activities this year due to the hustle and bustle of our move. But it's been an amazing chance for me to remember the true reason we celebrate this time of the year.