Merry Christmas!

img_20151224_062623Merry Christmas from CLEcitymom!

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year all because of one word: Emmanuel.

Emmanuel, which means God with us, is a word that speaks to the deepest parts of our souls. We are not alone. We are not abandoned. We are not forgotten. God is with us. God is for us. God is present in the midst of whatever life looks like and will continue to be.

This is Baby Girl’s first Christmas. What an exciting time, full of joy and new traditions. As I am thrilled for this season and all that it brings, there is still a heaviness in my heart for the pain that often comes around the holidays for so many.

May this be a season where we are reminded of Emmanuel, the one who enters into our lives, no matter what they look like, and is present. May our joy not rest solely in getting what was on our wishlist or being told that, yes, we look amazing in our holiday party clothes.

May our joy be found in knowing that Emmanuel is on our side and isn’t going anywhere. May you feel His presence this Christmas season.

Wishing you all the best!



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