to be thankful.
Yes, I know we turned the calendar to December
and it is Christmastime.
It is no secret that I struggle with all of the Christmas hoopla.
gift-giving, memory-making, goody-baking, hall-decking,
We have double workloads and are exhausted by it all.
All the while we are trying to see how all of the
hoopla is connected to the Savior's birth.
Sounds like a lot of self-imposed expectations, doesn't it?
Yep, it is.
I decided to begin this Christmas season
just like I ended the last one.
- thankful that there really is a reason for the season...
- thankful for my grandmother and aunts
- thankful that I have such good memories
and hope they do, too
(even if I was a grumpy mother trying to do too much)
- thankful that my children want to
are ALL coming home for Christmas.
that have given me focus this year.
- thankful for this simple gift...
christmas-time feels different this year....
and for that I am thankful, too.
I might be back tomorrow with a bit of our celebrations
get the rest of my christmas decorations finished.
I'll let you know.
BE THANKFUL~BE MERRY(these are more of last years decorations)