Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Thoughts

Geez, can you believe that we're at the end of another year? Another decade for Heaven's sake! That's just freaky beyond belief. In 2000, I was a new mom and just into my thirties.

Dayum! LOL

So what have I learned this year? I've learned that I need to continue my efforts to take better care of me. I need to be a better steward of my emotional health as well as my physical health. I'm not journaling (here or anywhere else) nearly as much as I should be. Putting words down has always been a powerful tool for me. It helps me to work out stuff. I need to get back to that.

Welcome 2011. I'm a healthy, happy 42yo mom of a gorgeous 11yo girl. I have a great job that I like (most days) and I have a terrific husband who loves me. I have many more blessings than my hands or heart can hold. God is so good.

I want to keep my priorities straight and make sure I put my own needs on that list. As a woman, I'm a caregiver. Just need to make sure that some of that care trickles down to me. :)

Here's wishing all of you a healthy, happy and safe New Year. May God richly bless you with all you need and a big ole dose of what you want.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas lights

Is there really anything more gorgeous or relaxing than looking at the Christmas lights in your living room when everyone else has gone to bed?

It's the little things that are the bestest.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What the season is...

... and what it isn't.

It IS about Jesus. How would you feel if no one acknowledged it was YOUR birthday?

It's NOT about 84,000 parties, 83,995 of which you couldn't care less about attending.

It IS about family and love.

It's NOT about having unreasonable expectations. Norman Rockwell probably had no intention of making everyone miserable with his paintings. He was just painting a picture. Not setting the bar for normalcy.

It's about celebrating that Jesus came and what He came to do with the people who mean the most to us.