I hope you all had a wonderful and very blessed Christmas!
We are still here celebrating the 12 days of Christmas so we have our Christmas season last until about January 5th. Then it's a madhouse to get everything back to it's place, sorted, organized, cleaned and pretty by the time we celebrate our little boys birthday.
I love celebrating Christmas after Christmas because without those 12 days it just seems like this huge letdown. Do you know what I mean? I mean you plan forever, shop, wrap, cook, clean, decorate, and in a blink of an eye it's over. But Jesus is born and we are taking more than a day to celebrate and I would encourage you to do the same, it's so great!
It's always so chaotic but always worth it. Whew!
For now though we are noshing on holiday snacks, swigging some nog, and staying very cozy indoors in our Christmas jammies and sweats. Nick has over two weeks off over the holidays so with us it's just a big love fest as we are all together and enjoying one another without having to rush. So wonderful.
This week between Christmas and New Years is when I start to think about the upcoming year. I am completely not a "resolutions" lady at all. Not one bit. But I do think this is a good time of the year to evaluate if your life is in line with what God wants for you and if you are still headed towards your goals and dreams.
And so with that I find myself thinking about this blog. To be perfectly frank, this last year I set out to monetize this blog (start making some money!) and it has been very, very slow going. Some things derailed me a bit but I am determined to make my blunders into beauties. (My pastor said that this morning and isn't it just the best?)
So I hope I can encourage you all to do the same. Look back at 2015 and think about the big events in your life. Are there some things you kind of cringe about when your mind falls on them? Give them to God and leave them at the feet of Jesus. Stop carrying that baggage around. You can't change it, you can't go back in the time and Marty McFly things. Instead you can ask God to use them and then walk away, leaving them with him, and trusting that he will turn your blunders into beauty.
Happy mid-holiday week. I love you all so much!