It’s a Wonderful Christmas

I know I’ve spent my fair share of time complaining on this blog so let me give you a bit of joy.  I have had such a great December.  I feel happy.  I feel light and joyful (although the news last night left me a bit miffed but I’ll proceed).  Anyway, I can say with 100% assurance that this has already been the best Christmas of my adult life.

Yes, you read right.  The best Christmas of my adult life.  Like I explained in my previous post I’ve gotten to do everything I want to do at Christmas from attending Tabernacle Christmas Concert to watching every Christmas movie I can think of.  My trees are beautiful, treats have been yummy, friends have been great and today I had carollers at my house!

I think part of it is it’s my first Christmas in my own home and there is something very comforting about and isn’t Christmas all about comforting?  In some ways I feel like it has been my first Christmas at home since Maryland (that would be 1998).  I was always visiting except for last year which doesn’t count because I was in boxes waiting for this house to be done (worst Christmas ever).

I know people say that home is whereever your family is but I don’t know if that is true for me.  Maybe it would be if I never saw my family but I see them every couple of weeks (or at least my Dad) so when I’m in California it really is traveling and being away.  Also I realized in September that traveling isn’t as much fun as it used to be.  If it isn’t at the beach I’m kind of over it. Anyone else relate to that?

It’s not that I wasn’t happy before but I can’t deny that I have felt a lightness and happiness lately I haven’t experienced in a long time.  It makes me happy that I’m happy. :).

Even my Mom was saying today that she notices I’m a different person when I’m home, and yet I don’t mean to be.  I can’t explain it, but I am so grateful.  I’m grateful my family came out here and grateful for every part of this great Christmas including all of you!  Merry Christmas!!!

It’s a wonderful life and time to be Rachel!

Best Christmas of my adult life.  Any of you relate? Are you ever puzzled by yourself and how you feel?

(skip the bad santa clip)

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