25 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

As I prepare for bed this Christmas eve, I can't help but reflect on this advent season and feel thankful for all of the blessings I have been given.  

As I brush my teeth in the bathroom and reflect, I find myself fully aware that there are things I can't even be possibly thankful for, for there are some things I don't even realize in this moment that I have been given.  

(pictures taken by our dear friend Khimberly Caton, Snaptastic Shots Photography)

But one thing I do find myself acutely aware of, tonight, is that this holiday has been one in which we have not had to worry about Bennett's health.  This Christmas eve, treatments were given and medicines were dispersed, as always.  But that's all we had to think about in regards to Cystic Fibrosis.

Tonight, Bennett fell into a slumber, full of joy over Santa's midnight arrival and of great anticipation that he would wake to find his favorite toys laid out for him in a corner of the living room. Bennett went to sleep thinking about magical non-important things, the way I think all children should. 

Not having to worry about Cystic Fibrosis this Christmas season has brought with it a greater awareness of the significance and blessing peace can bring.  CF can be such a disruptor in our family's life.  So, the absence of it's disruption feels incredibly peaceful.

As turn off my light and lay my head to the pillow, I rejoice in this small gift of Peace - for Peace is what Christmas is about.  Peace is a body working as it should, a child who is able to focus on joy and a mother and father who can rest knowing that worry can be felt on another day.

Peace is making the world right. 

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men." Luke 2:14

Goodnight and Merry Christmas,

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