It's starting to feel like Christmas and that makes me all gitty inside.....yes I know its early to be posting but after all I get up at 5:30 or 6:00 every morning drank a couple cups of coffee already and was watching the news to see the weather and then I got to thinking..."Hmmm, I think I'll do some decorating around here" I love this time of year, its my favorite to know a sweet child was born that grew up and has so much power in his name, but then on one hand I get a little blue start missing my dad, he made Christmas so fun, but then I am reminded that he is celebrating our Savior's birth, with the savior himself, now you cant get any better of a Christmas then that! When I was younger, I would carefully unwrap my presents too see what I got, and I would wrap them back up, I even tried to get the tape the same length! Well one this one Christmas my mom didn't wrap not one of my presents, she put them under the tree in the store bags! I asked her why she did that and she said "You unwrap them anyways before Christmas so why waste paper and tape" and then their was my Dad's gift's, all wrapped so pretty, and you know I never once peeked in those bags, I was so hurt she did that, just like she was hurt that I did that to her, its funny now, but not then...I wonder if my children ever did that? Probably so, if they did they sure know how to act surprise! I miss those days with my Dad and Mom, he and my mom sat on the couch and tore paper off their presents, while I opened store bags! taught me a very good lesson, and to this day I love surprises more now and the sound of paper being ripped! My heart is feeling so joyful this morning, the love I feel for Christ is so heavy this morning, I so badly wish to see his face person to person, feel his hugs and his hair, that looks so silky soft and his skin that just looks like it would feel like a new baby's skin, my heart desires him so much and I truly cant wait for the day to meet him face to face.