Christmas has the potential to be a really hard time and not all happiness and joy. I know that last year, I lost both my grandparents and in fact my grandma died on Christmas day 2013 (on her 92nd birthday). That being said, there is still something to be said about presents… I love the joy, excitement and anticipation that kids have and nothing speaks to excitement more than opening presents.

Remember, there is so much more to life that trials and you always need to look for the joy; in simplicity, in little things, in the everyday. At the end of each storm, there is peace and while some storms last longer than others, there is always something better coming.

God bless you in 2015!

Christmas Morning