I can’t believe it. After 6 months of planning and saving we are on our way to the kids Christmas present. I can’t wait to see their faces. While I was getting ready on Saturday packing for our trip I was already tired. I was getting stressed with my to do list, quickly running out of time. All the while, I was in a text discussion with a friend. A situation that was well meaning was misunderstood and caused me to take it to heart. It’s exhausting to cry for long periods of time. It certainly wasn’t how I wanted to spend my anniversary and first day of break.
The line from “O Holy Night” came to mind, “The thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices…” is my favorite. I picture the Earth just heaving a huge sigh of relief when Jesus was born. The thrill of this vacation and blessing our kids was my only focus. I was weary though. I was deflated. I needed to refocus.
You all, I am so thankful for Jesus. If I have nothing but Him; I’m good.
I’m so thankful for His birth.
I’m so thankful for His sacrifice.
I’m so thankful for His grace and mercy.
Lastly I’m thankful to be on this vacation! The look on my kid’s faces…priceless!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!
I’m a book-shelving, former tap dancer, wanna be writer, singer,
and banjo player, mother of 4, wife of 1, follower of Christ,
walking in the shadow of the Proverbs 31 woman
and redeemed by the grace and love of an Almighty God…
just living the dream.