I love Christmas time! Especially when I can look around and see everything with new eyes and a new heart. This will be my first sober Christmas in years, but more importantly my first Christmas as a Christian. This is Jesus’ birthday not my birthday, so I have to remember is it the season of giving. All I want to do is give to others this Christmas. I want everyone around me to feel warm and blessed. I love the fellowship when we all come together for the holidays. I love talking, visiting and eating with others. Especially when all the people around me are celebrating the birth of Jesus and know that he is the reason for the season. I am so grateful to have so many people around me who love the Lord. One of those special people in my life is my mentor.
I have grown really close to my mentor in the past few months. I look forward to spending time with her each week. She listens to everything I have to say with care and concern. I am very grateful that God has put her in my life. I definitely look up to her as a role model. We laugh together all the time and even sometimes cry together. She holds me accountable and makes sure that I get done all the things I need to do. We have great conversations about anything and everything. I love hearing her opinion on things because I know that she wouldn’t tell me anything but the truth. I’m truly blessed to have a real friend in my life.
Refuge Guest 2012