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Nesting?

Last night I fell asleep pondering where we were going to put up our Christmas tree.  And yes, I realize it's not even Halloween yet.  Now this thought could have entered my mind for one of two reasons.  One, it could possibly be that my "nesting" for baby has set in (which, by the way, I feel is much stronger for those with a passion for design and fantasize about how to rearrange things all of the time anyway).  Or two, it may be due to the fact that Jon and I will be celebrating Christmas at our own home for the first time since we've been married!

Yes, this will be our fourth Christmas as a married couple, and we've never celebrated at our own house.  Kind of sad isn't it?

Here's why it's never happened:
2010:  We were newlyweds who lived in middle of nowhere Oklahoma and thus traveled to family in Texas and Alabama for the holiday.
2011:  We were in transition to moving to Florida and were residing in my mom's house until mid January. Christmas …

A Heart

Lately, baby prep has been on the forefront of my mind.  Getting the nursery ready, packing the hospital bag, washing all of her clothes, setting up a pediatrician and the list goes on.  Sometimes I have to step away from it all (literally and mentally) so as not to get overwhelmed.  I put this pressure on myself to get it all done and done right.  I tell myself that all of these things are so necessary for her to be a good place upon her entrance to the world.

Sure cute, clean outfits and a nice room are nice things for your child to have, but how lost I can get in the worldly things.  More than anything else, I know that the best thing I can give my daughter is a great example of a good heart.  A heart that empathizes and serves.  A heart that loves the Lord and longs for his relationship. A heart that is thankful and joyful even on the worst days.

It's a frightening thing to ask myself "Will she learn this from you?  Will you be able to be that example?"  That carri…