December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I hope you all are having just the most joyous day cozy and warm with your family and friends, I just felt like doing a little reminiscing on this beautiful day. 
My first semester at Dixie College about 7 years ago, I had to give a vocal recital where I had to sing the song “In the bleak mid-winter”.  I couldn’t get through it without crying.  I still can’t get through it without tears!  The lyrics of the last verse are some of the most touching lyrics I have ever heard. 
What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb.
If I were a wise man, I would do my part.
Yet what can I give Him? I will give my heart.

Sometimes around Christmas, (especially this year with the economic crisis that many families are facing), we feel like what we can give is still not enough.  We don’t have enough money, or we center all our focus on buying gifts and the consumerism of Christmas.  This song really puts things in perspective for me.  I think the best thing we can do during Christmas, is serve others, and share our love.  Cheesy as it sounds, Christmas is all about family, and love.  I am so thankful for both in my life. 
I am so thankful that Christ came to this earth.  I know that he came to this earth to redeem us so we can hopefully live with Him and our Father in Heaven again. I can feel his love in my heart and soul.  I can feel of his love because I can feel the urge to help, serve, and love others, as He would have me do.  In the chaos of the season, I feel peace in my heart.  And every time I hear the beautiful music of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, I especially feel it.  I love my family more than any words on this earth could describe and am so happy to spend it cozy and warm in our home together.

Merry Christmas to all of you my dear family and friends.


Kailing Krew said...

Beautiful Kate! Thank you for the message and thank you for your amazing talent! It was so fun to give our pics today! I love you and your sweet family!!!!! So thankful for the atonement,and look forward to a beautiful forever with him and our father! Merry Christmas!

Sarah Knight said...

Oh kate, I love you for having such a strong testimony. I totally agree with you about the meaning of Christmas and I've tried really hard this year to constantly remind myself how blessed I am to have such amazing friends and family. P.s. That photo of Christ literally takes my breath away every time I see it. Absolutely stunning!

Yes, she still calls me Mommy said...

I remember that performance and your "prepping" me beforehand saying, "Now Mommy, I won't look at you because I'll start to cry when I see you cry....and you WILL cry." I fought those tears back so hard because I was afraid you would loose it....and when your voice started to quiver, there wasn't a dry eye in the house, along with mine.
Thank you for that memory.