I have been so busy enjoying my vacation that I have neglected my blog. As a bonus, I will now answer the questions that were not answered within my 25 posts of Christmas.
Favorite Christmas song (contemporary): “Joseph’s Lullaby” by MercyMe. I like that this song because it focuses on Joseph’s role as a father to the Son of God, a story that is not often considered and/or discussed. This is also my favorite Christmas song overall.
Favorite Decoration: The nativity scene that my family has owned since before I was born. I hope to someday inherit it and pass it down to my children.
Favorite ornament: A miniature Stewart family tree that my grandma made in 1999 using a Christmas tree.
Favorite holiday reminder: Nothing puts me in a Christmas mood more than music. It is such a huge part of my life that I naturally react to it more so than anything else.
Favorite Activity: The process of gift-giving from start to finish: budgeting, making a list, finding the best deals, purchasing, secrecy, wrapping, giving, and experiencing the reaction. The satisfaction of making someone happy is worth the effort, whether great or small.
Favorite TV Special: I have a soft spot for the Flintstones Christmas specials. I grew up watching the Flintstones and eating their vitamins. The least I could do, in return, is support their show in the 21st century.
As I enter 2014, I can’t hep but marvel at how much has been accomplished during a time period that seemed to last but a few months. We get so busy that time flies, and only when we are forced to take a break do we realize how much is done. I receive consistently good grades in college and am only 8 months away from graduation. I spent one hour on my first day of college crying in a bathroom stall. My family has been separated for the past two years due to my dad’s job; I said I could never make it, and here we are, about to be reunited in less than a year. How can I give credit to anyone else but God? All I have left to say is… Happy New Year!!! May God bless 2014 in ways that exceed our 2013 expectations.
– Lauren Michele :)