Here I am, in my junior year of college, and I am just realizing how much richness of life that I have been missing. My family has been around me my whole life and I have taken their presence and the relationships that I have with them for granted. The desire of my heart this Christmas - well, for the rest of my life, really - is to deepen these relationships. I want to know their stories. I want to know their hearts. I want to see them as God sees them. Above is a picture of my grandmother - the only grandmother I've known. Isn't she BEAUTIFUL? I think she's amazing and her heart for the Lord is so tender. I hope one day that I can look that good and have a heart that soft.