Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Carver Crew

We feel so lucky each Christmas season as we pause to think about the year gone by and how our Father in Heaven has tremendously blessed us. Our lives are not perfect and challenges and trials still persist, but we are reminded constantly of a loving Heavenly Father who knows us, knows our names, our strengths, our weaknesses, the desires of our hearts & tailors blessings perfect for us.

We are so grateful for our knowledge of the Savior. We are especially grateful at this time of year for His humble birth. As Josh and I have had the opportunity to study the circumstances of Christ's birth a little deeper this year, the miracle of it all rings even truer for us. It is hard to comprehend such a humble beginning, but we know that even from the beginning of His life, He overcame all so that our lives might be made easier.

One thought that has persisted most of all this Christmas season is a quote (now one of our favorites)from Elder Neal A. Maxwell. He said, "Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus." While our family is far from perfect and frequently falls short of where we know we should be in our spiritual progression, we hope to always make room in our homes, and in our hearts and especially in our lives for the Savior.

We love you and wish you the merriest of Christmases this year!


Anonymous said...

You are an amazing woman, truly valiant, and a wonderful mother. I am proud to count you as my friend. The pictures of your family are so cute. Missing our walks together... Jenny Proctor