A Christmas of Rest

This year the Christmas season started early for us.  My oldest announced that he was taking his family to Germany to spend time with his wife’s family.  With that decision, our family started trying to find a date where we could all still be together to celebrate the holiday.  We unwrapped our presents just eight days into December which turned out to be an awesome day for all of us.

I’ll admit that at first I was a little disappointed that we’d be celebrating so early, but now that it has come and gone, I’m finding myself somewhat glad that our family got together early.  For me the hustle and bustle is over and I’m finding myself humming the Christmas carols with a new depth in my soul.  There’s no stress–just contentment and joy that my family each wanted to make sure we were all together regardless of the date.

With the activities over, I’ve decided to take a couple of weeks off this year.  My youngest will be having another major surgery a few days before Christmas and I want to be fully present for him.  If you think about us, please pray that this surgery goes well and that this one will be the final solution to his pain.  For those who don’t know, he’s been in massive pain for almost seven years now and he so wants to get on with his life.

My prayer for you this Christmas season is that you too will take time to rest.  As busy moms, we sometimes think we have to do it all.  Be sure to take time for yourself as you celebrate our Savior’s birth.

Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Luke 2:14

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Have a blessed Christmas season!

“Let go…and Let God”,


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