Monday, December 7, 2009

'Tis the Season

I was up VERY early this morning ... 2:30 to be exact. I tossed and turned thinking about our upcoming move and new house, appointments I need to get the kids to (and make), Aiden's map and why he's been making that whiny noise all weekend, what we still need to do to close on our home, HOW we're going to do this move just a couple days AFTER Christmas, how are my kids going to adjust in their new schools, we need to get family pictures taken, oh, but Aiden and Kailyn need a haircut first, blah, blah, blah ... all going through my head.

What a whirlwind.

At 4:45am I finally decided to stop fighting the demons in my head and the want to sleep and got up, made some coffee, and pulled out my planner/pen to write my daily list of to dos. I decided to put it away though and instead enjoy the PEACE and QUIET in the house, and the GLOW of our Christmas tree lights in the darkness.

It's Christmas time. My FAVORITE time of the year. Time to kick those voices out of my head and let the stress go. Things will work out, they always do. It's time now for baking cookies, singing Christmas songs, playing in the snow, watching Aiden's eyes light up everytime he sees Santa Clause. It's time now to sit back and enjoy all the magical moments this wonderful season is all about.

Hope you do too.


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Wishing you a peaceful Advent season :0)


leah said...

I love this time of year. There is always one point in the season (usually the night after we've finished decorating the Christmas tree) when I have a quiet moment and just breathe. And look at my beautiful family and am completely, totally happy.

Have a wonderful, merry, and joyful Christmas!

Kat said...

I can't imagine all your stress, especially during this time of year. Kudos to you for trying to make your kids feel the magical nature of the season. And, joy to you for keeping it all in perspective -- or at least doing your best to do so for your family. Let go of the stress and let Him give you strength. He will ultimately take care of everything...we are simply vessels for His work! Merry Christmas, sista!

Lily's Mom said...

I have always loved Christmas. I read your comment that you're moving this way. What city are you moving to? I'm so excited. I would love for our families to meet. I'm sure Aiden and Lily can find lots of trouble to get into. :) Merry Christmas!

Susannah said...

what a wonderful reminder in the midst of so much going on to slow down and savor this season! your tree is beautiful. wishes to you for peace and joy even with all of the upheaval in your life right now! ( i hate teh moving process- blah!)