Recently my wife, Kendra, and I have become parents to an amazing baby boy. We both grew up in large families and have seen the happiness and wonder that a child can bring to a family, but, until recently, we hadn’t experienced the gift of parenthood. For the short time I have been a father, it has been an ever-present joy and wonder to have this amazing gift God has given me.
The holiday season is a time of gifts. During Thanksgiving, we think a lot about the gifts we have been given from God. With that appreciation in our hearts we look forward to Christmas with the gifts we can give to others. It is important to me during this time of year that I remember that all of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received come from our Savior. With that in my heart, I have been thinking a lot about how I want to celebrate Christmas with my own son. Again and again, I come back to wanting to share the gift of Christ with Holden.
Sharing the holidays with First Pres has been a great gift to me over the last few years. I want to wish everyone happiness for Christmas and peace as we end the year.