Friday, December 26, 2014
Slowing Down The Season
I hope this finds your heart full of happy moments from the last few days. Our Christmas was very quiet this year but still special for us. Our daughter had some surgery last week and is in a slow recovery stage. I've spent most of my nights feeling like I have a newborn instead of a twenty year old. I've gotten up every three hours to give pain meds and encouragement. Some nights have found me in bed with her, holding her hand and staying all night. I see progress everyday and know that in a couple of weeks she will be feeling more like herself. We postponed all family gatherings until after Christmas so I spent the last couple days cooking and baking for our immediate family. We watched movies and spent some great quality time together. I don't know about you but I'm not ready for this season to be over yet. I was on pinterest this morning and people are already pinning Valentine projects. There is such a rush to move on to the next holiday, quickly forgetting this one. Well that's not for me. The decorations will stay up awhile longer and the carols will still be playing. I will marvel in the birth of our Savior and enjoy the twinkling of lights from the tree. I'm purposefully slowing the season down. Life is fast enough on it's own and I'm not going to get swept up and miss out on these moments. Have a wonderful and peace-filled weekend, enjoying each moment you've been given!