actually, all in all, its been a different kind of year. and now we are about to walk, hand in hand, into a new one. its christmas eve and our little one is just as wide eyed as can be. lol! but that's ok. i don't mind. he is always so excited to put on his christmas jammies; we all are:)
as is every christmas eve the tv runs "a christmas story" for a full 24 hours. i love it. traditions. i breathe a sigh knowing we are safe and sound and waiting for the big day; christmas. the weather is not the same. i've misplaced a precious stocking. friends have given great suggestions for a stand-in. each one made me smile. it took the angst out of my heart. so what if a stocking goes missing?
all of my family's favorite recipes from our house are finished in record time. i look up thanking God for such a relief of not having to stay up all night long. while daddy plays santa mama will be finishing a huge project for some very special people in our lives. i suppose we have begun to hold on to each other tighter as each day goes by. time seems too fast now.
i have so much to be thankful for. prayer has become a conversation. worries fall to the wayside. family, books, paint, journaling. making life more simple comes easy. nothing has to be perfect. i wish for very little these days. my dreams have become reality. i have friends that span the globe enriching my life even more. i've learned so much in this year. i have reached farther than i ever thought i would.