Last night I got a phone call from a sister in our ward telling me she would like to come up today and bring me a “small” care package from the Relief Society sisters in our ward. When she arrived, I could see that she had very much underestimated the size of the package! She brought us a huge basket, overflowing with goodies and notes and gifts.
Adam and I were so grateful for the basket, and Miss Megan loved all the little surprises for her. Adam and I were humbled by the generosity of the members of our ward. We weren’t surprised by it, as we know that our ward family is incredibly kind and thoughtful, but we were awed and inspired. We feel so undeserving and are motivated to serve others in whatever capacity we can.
Our little family had big plans for “skipping Christmas” this year. But too many people have made that impossible. Such acts of kindness and giving have motivated us to more deeply reflect on the birth of our Savior as the greatest gift of all. This may be a very sad Christmas season for us, but at the same time, it will probably also be the most sincere Christmas that we have ever had.
So, thank you.