Sunday, December 14, 2008

Patiently waiting for Christmas...

I am not even close to being ready for Christmas morning. The weird thing is...the panic hasn't hit me yet. And I don't think it will. I keep thinking that I should be more in a hurry to get things done. Finish gifts that need to be made. Bake the bread that we're going to pass out to our neighbors and friends. Oh, this is a big one; buy the stocking stuffers. Crafts to make with my children. But the Christmas cards are mailed and with only one mistake on them. I had to keep myself business those first few days in the hospital while Peter was sleeping.
I guess the reason for the lack of panic and stress...Christmas has already come to our home this year. We've been receivers of the First gift of Christmas but never a Christmas Miracle. WOw. I think this is how Christmas is supposed to be celebrated; without want of something to make us "happy" but realizing that we have all we need and that we are already happy. What else could I wish for this year??? I have so much. Family. Friends. Home. {now to help the children understand this...there lies the stress and panic}

Oh, the warmth that the Christmas Season brings.


carmen said...

This post reminds me of a quote that I like, so I will share it with you: "Happiness is not about having what you want, but wanting what you have." I have been struggling lately with some things, and I love your blog, Nola. It always lifts me up and reminds me of what's really important. I'm glad that your family will be having such a wonderful Christmas this year. Just being together, isn't that what it's really all about. We can get caught up in other things if we don't stay focused on the things that are truely important. I am blessed to know you, and only wish that we were closer. I'm glad you blog so I can keep up on what's going on in your life.

Amy Strong said...

You inspire me Nola. I'm so glad you have your Christmas miracle.