This is a "Keep it Real" post.Let's be honest
As women, wives, and mothers,
the Christmas celebration
brings pressure, expectations and
more work to our already full lives.
There are goodies to bake,
homes to decorate and give that "magical" feel to,
gifts to make or purchase, and wrap,
dinner to make,
advent to celebrate,
all while making sure
that the "traditions" go on
and our children have warm fuzzy memories.
All of this is supposed to be done,
with the *spirit* of Christmas;
*reason for the season*
it is a constant battle for me
to keep it all in perspective.
I'm sure I've failed miserably at times
And there is a reason I only posted
the parlor the other day-
it is the only room finished!
The rest of the house is a disaster...
We have company coming in 6 days!
My soul magnifies the Lord,
My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.
I will *choose* to magnify
I will *choose* to rejoice
in the midst
of the chaos and pressure
swirling around me.