Do you ever have those times in your life that you find yourself smiling for no reason? Then when you stop to think about it, you realize that you just feel excited. Lately I’ve been finding myself smiling a lot. It’s a combination of a lot of things. One of which is the obvious hope of pregnancy. I’m so excited and hope so much that this is it, that I have to remind myself that I haven’t seen the two lines just yet. Secondly, I absolutely love this time of year. I love knowing that I have great times and memories ahead with both friends and family. During the holidays, there is a scent of celebration in the air that encourages me. Some people get very stressed out over the holidays, and believe me there have been times I have felt that stress. I’ve always felt that even amidst all the busyness of shopping, parties, and travelling, that there is an underlying current of joy. If you get too caught up in the river of hustle and bustle then you can easily miss out on the whole purpose. Underneath it all-it’s a time to celebrate our faith and family, and that brings a smile to my face.