December 20, 2014
We’re home! Today at 2 in the morning we drove down our long driveway and for a moment I thought we’d come to the wrong house. Beautiful lights decorated our home and the yard had been raked. Christmas lights lined the driveway and were strung across the fence. The car filled with oohs and ahhs as the weary travelers took in the sight of it all. I never thought anything would look so beautiful at two in the morning, but it was breathtaking. I don’t have a clue who did it, but thanks to them!! It was a special little surprise for our family. Like a huge dose of holiday cheer strung across our yard 🙂
This has been a year that has reminded me of the true meaning of Christmas. As I looked at the lights that someone had sacrificed their time to string across our home, I once again was humbled and grateful for the service that someone had given us. A home lit by Christmas lights, but also lit by the love that had been draped across our threshold. The true meaning of Christmas has touched my heart this year in a way that I had previously not understood. When I look back at all the Christmas’s before, they blend together in a sort of blur that has no lasting impression. They were wonderful times for sure, full of family and much love. But this year is marked by something different that will remain with me. My time at St. Jude has changed my perspective and I only wish I could go back and see all the beautiful things I missed. I still have so much to learn and understand. I am so grateful to the Savior, who has given this gift to see through new eyes.
We came home yesterday early the morning or in the night depending on how you want to look at it. We found our yard draped in lights, it was pretty amazing to see all the work that was done. And I am grateful to whoever did it.
What a treat! We are home and our home was covered with Christmas!! It was truly beautiful. There were comments from the kids like “Mom, we live in a fairy land” “Who did this””This was someone who knew what they were doing, quite professional” But more than the physical beauty and Christmas spirit was the feeling of humility. Someone (or someones) took the time and effort and planning to make this day special for us. Many of you have seen our yard. This was no small feat!!! The leaves alone was huge! But, There were TONS of beautiful lights expertly hung. What a gift to us!
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas…. You Can Count On Me
- For Grandma… the promised videos!