Monday, November 27, 2006

As I stated in an earlier post this month, I am working hard to have as much "Christmas stuff" done by the end of November so that I can enjoy the month of December with my family. I know it will be busy, but I don't want it to be frantic. So when we got home on Friday night, I decided I would devote the entire day on Saturday to decorating the house so that all we would have to do this coming weekend is just the tree.

When I woke up, I must admit I was dreading the task. I just felt, well, melancholy.

I have decided it's because this year has been full of ups and downs. We've experienced a new life coming into the world, but we've also felt the deep loss of several people we love dearly.

After sitting on the couch and having a good cry, my wise husband knew I needed a change of scenery and suggested we get out of the house for a while. The bins and boxes were becoming overwhelming and I definitely needed a midday break from it all.

When we returned, I was able to finish decorating the inside of the house. Tonight, we put the finishing touches on the lights outside and I must say, it looks very pretty.

I know Christmas is about so much more than the gift giving, lights and decorations. But this year my heart is heavy. I miss my grandpa. I miss Glen. I hurt for my family members. But I know my Savior has them all in His care, and I will rest in that this Christmas season.

"Behold, a virgin shall be with child,
and shall bring forth a son,
and they shall call his name Emmanuel,
which being interpreted is,
God with us."
Matthew 1:23


Barbie said...

Happi, Sorry to hear you too went through a rough year. Praying that God continues to give you peace. You are way ahead of me on Christmas decorating:) Way to go being so prepared!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I am sure it feels wonderful to have things done now- every day that I see our tree up I am so glad it's done!