For Christmas every year, we draw names in my family to buy each other gifts. This year, Chelsey drew my name, and she got me such an awesome present! It's this Cateye Strada bike computer, which will help me monitor my speed and time, and the distances I've gone on my bike (once I get it back). I'm really excited because it's very small so it won't be bulky or weigh my bike down or anything.
I drew Celeste's name. For the past few months, she's kind of been obsessed with a website called "My Life is Average".
So when I got her name, I wasn't sure what to get her, but then as I was reading on this site, I saw the link "MLIA swag is here" or something like that, so I found out they have t-shirts for exactly what our set limit was! It was a Christmas miracle! So I bought it, and waited for it to arrive, so I could wrap it without her seeing it. Then, on Festivus, (Dec. 23rd), I was leaving work, and saw a huge box lined with tons of bubble wrap! If you are familiar with MLIA at all, you'll know that many "average" people are enthralled and overly excited about bubble wrap, so I wrapped her shirt in it. I was so excited to see her face, and it was better than expected! My sisters rock.
Even more, I'm grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who loved us so much He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to suffer and die for me, and for each one of us. It's a gift I can't comprehend fully, but I'm grateful that during Christmas, I have the added opportunity to spend time pondering that sacrifice, and think of ways I can try to show my gratitude. Oh, how I love the gospel of Jesus Christ! (See top right widget for more inspiring thoughts on Christmas.)