Friday, December 26, 2014

December 26th

Post-Holiday Blues anyone?

For years, I would always get the Post-Christmas blues. I love Christmas so much and I look forward to it all year. The decorations, the food, the family – and of course, the birth of my savior – it always felt like I couldn’t get enough!

I would savor every moment: peppermint in my morning coffee and car trips to see Christmas lights. I would try to squeeze it all in.

But this year has been so…..different.

Yes I’ve enjoyed the food.


And the family.


And even the decorations.

But unlike in the past, this year I’m actually ready for Christmas to pass. I’m ready to take down my tree. I’m ready to pack up the stockings. Not because I didn’t enjoy this year, this year may have been one of the best years yet.

Seriously. I was able to spend precious time with all of my family and friends, even with a crazy work schedule.

But this year I am….pre-occupied.

This year, I am ready to clean, organize, and prepare. I am filling to-do lists with tons of tasks like washing diapers and making freezer meals. This year is unlike any other, because this year, God is saving the best present for after Christmas.


This year I get a tiny Marlow – Ravelli miracle just a few weeks after Christmas and I couldn’t be more excited….and happy….and nervous.

2014: my year to BELIEVE,

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has brought me more miracles than I could have ever thought possible.

And I can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring. I’m still searching for my word of the year, but I know that BELIEVING will always be a big part of my life.

Because when you believe: in yourself, others, and the goodness of the world around you, you open yourself up to the BIG. To the NEW. To the NOW.

I’m going to spend the next few days reflecting on 2014 for sure….

and taking down the Christmas tree….and cleaning up…..and washing diapers. Smile