16.12.10

Ask me what I want for Christmas.......

and I will tell you SPARE TIME! This time of year is really so very busy for me! I have all good intentions of pre-planning and organizing things along a time line! I plan to have all my work things done re: certificates, lollies, bookings & deposits.  I plan to have all (well most) of my Christmas shopping done and wrapped (er it is 16th December and I haven't done one thing!) I plan to bake and make lots of yummy things with a Christmas theme. I plan to have my house spotless and my tree brimming with the gorgeous decorations that my kids have made over the years, that I cannot bear to part with (even though they look deformed). I plan to make my Christmas cards (each with a special unique design) and maybe even a matching envelope! and send a loving note inside detailing what we have been up to this year. BUT...... again, a week to go and I am even MORE behind than other years!  Today I went to a funeral of a young girl of 25 and I watched her broken hearted parents leave the church utterly destroyed and I thought so what if I haven't got my tree up and Christmas cards done or my house is messy and I haven't done my baking or wrapped anything.  I came home and hugged my children (well two of them, the other two were working) and played basketball outside and just gave them good old fashioned time and thanked God that I have them and that I will be celebrating Christmas (in my messy house) with them and my family. xx

3 comments:

alethea said...

well you just put my life into perspective!!! I just yelled at my boys for giving their toys to a kid over the fence (who I don't even know) and getting it back broken!!! GGrrrr!! Now I'm going to go and give them a hug and tell them how much I love them again!!

CraftyGirl said...

wow... you are so right! It is easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of the holidays, but the reality is, we have healthy happy children and families that we should be celebrating. Isn't that really what this season should be all about? Thanks for the reminder!
barb :)

Sue Kohler said...

definately alot more to life than a clean house and everything in its place! how quickly we get carried away with having everything just 'perfect', when really we do have it all perfect-, kids and family all happy and healthy!! :)