I urge you – mom’s especially – to take some time (before we get all caught up in it all) and evaluate what you want Christmas to look like for you. Make sure there’s whitespace around the edges of the to-do lists, shopping lists, and activity lists for life – and Christmas – to just happen the way that life so beautifully does.
And now the deployments seem like barely a blip on our timeline. A distant memory that only seems strong when I’m Already There comes on the radio and at Christmastime when the music on Pandora reminds me of the three Christmases tinged by separation from the one I love.
While this definitely wasn’t the most perfect, intentional, awe-worthy Christmas, we were oh so blessed the entire month long.
Monthly Link Love – a new series I’m starting to share some of my favorite posts and videos from around the blogosphere!
Yesterday was our 5th anniversary. Five years is a pretty big deal. We’ve been through a lot in those five years. We’ve spent two of those years apart. It’s been a long five years. But, as hard as they have been, they have been a good five years. I would like to commemorate this event … [Read more…]
Christmas is over, and I’m so ready for 2013. I took my tree down on Christmas Eve before we left town so that when I arrive back home I can hit the ground running full speed ahead into the future. This Christmas season has been amazing in so many ways, many of which I have blogged … [Read more…]
MERRY CHRISTMAS from my family to yours!! I hope that your day is so incredibly blessed with beauty and God’s love! So, I cannot claim genius for this idea, as I am totally stealing it from another blog, but if you are reading this could you leave a comment and “sign” this card? Sign a … [Read more…]