Monday, December 12, 2011

The Heart of Christmas

This afternoon during my little one's nap time I got some mommy time with the DVR. I watched a movie called The Heart of Christmas. It's about the true story of a little boy named Dax Locke and his family. Dax is diagnosed with AML M7 at the young age of 13 months. The movie is about the journey his family goes through and even has narration from his mom's actual Caring Bridge journal. Unfortunately sweet little Dax lost his battle with cancer at 2 1/2 years old. As I was watching this incredible movie I couldn't help but go get my sleeping baby and just hold him tight in my arms.

Julie Locke's motto is "Cherish Every Moment". This has really made me think in the last 24 hours. Christmas is supposed to be about family and the birth of Jesus Christ. Instead, people have made it about presents and parties and decorations and so many other things that aren't important. I'm not trying to say I'm perfect by any means, but after watching the story of this family and reading some of her blog posts last night, it made me rethink this holiday season.

I want to make an effort to spend more time with my husband. Since baby's birth, of course I have been wrapped up in all things William. Who can help that?? But I do catch myself getting shorter and shorter with my husband. I can put William in his swing or bouncey seat and try to spend more quality time with my husband. Our anniversary is this weekend and I've already lined up a babysitter so we can go out to dinner and maybe go see some Christmas lights. Just something to focus more on each other.

I want to take more time to tell the people that are important to me how much I appreciate them. I have many wonderful friends and family and I don't want to let another day go by without telling them what their friendship means to me.

There are many other things I'm going to make an effort at. But right now, I'm going to snuggle with my sweet baby and cherish every moment God has blessed me with. I hope you all do the same.

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