Love is in the Details

I mentioned in my last post my yearning to find peace.  I have sought it in staying up late and pouring my heart into Christmas.

Even though I’ve stayed up late almost every night for six weeks, there was still so much to do to arrange it all on Christmas Eve.

White Christmas!

Matt and I were up most of the night working busily, transforming one familiar room into a haven.

I kept praying while we worked.  We all have our private struggles.

For some reason, I’ve just had a hard time letting a certain one go.

But as I laid out each little fairy house for my girls,

and each little fairy made entirely from the wool of different kinds of sheep,

and Matt set up each toadstool,

and magical, glowing clouds were hung,

and trees hung down their protective vines,

and each loving, tiny little detail that has taken me so long and robbed me of all sleep for weeks,

I realized,

Love is in the details.

And so is God.

I could see Him.  Him, and the Savior, whose birth I celebrated with all of my heart this Christmas,

in every detail of my life.

All of a sudden, it was so, so clear:

Every detail of my life…He is there, making it all right.

He has been there, regardless of what was going on,

caring for me, guiding me, and most of all,

loving me.

I had poured my love into the details of my girls’ Christmas this year.

And I could feel the love that has been poured into the details of my life.

It’s very hard to feel hurt and bitterness in the face of so much love and mercy.

Our day was merry and bright.

Blessed am I.

Merry Christmas.

First Christmas for this little lovely.

4 Responses

  1. Wow! What a beautiful Christmas! I can’t believe all the work those fairy houses had to have taken. I’m glad you all had a special day.

    December 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm

  2. Jessie

    Reagan absolutely loves her fairy and house!!! Thank you, thank you! And Wyatt is wearing the bracelet as we speak!

    December 26, 2012 at 12:15 am

  3. It was a wonderful Christmas, and those are beautiful pictures! I Love you and am so glad it all worked so well for Christmas!

    I still can’t get over Mary laying in the snow the evening of Christmas Eve and sitting straight back up because she didn’t have a hat on :) lol

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    December 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm

  4. Debbie Domenici

    Looks like an absolutely wonderful Christmas! I’m so glad their gifts turned out and looks like they loved them. So beautiful!

    April 27, 2013 at 5:18 pm

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