Merry Christmas!

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Christmas is such a busy time of year. This year felt especially busy. Between the blog, Christmas shopping, crafting, making homemade gifts, homeschooling, MommyCon/Las Vegas coming up, and just regular housework, life has been a blur. I have been so focused on my to-do lists that I felt inconvenienced by the fun parts of the holiday season. After the shootings in Connecticut, I felt a little shocked into trying to enjoy life rather than just muddling through. Then this last week someone we greatly look up to lost one of his sweet little girls and I completely broke.

I mentioned a week or so ago that losing a child is most parents’ greatest fear, and that it is definitely mine. As I spent my week praying for this dear family, I mourned their loss and thanked God for my four blessings.

Although the Lusko family has been the epitome of strength in the most tragic situation I can imagine, I have been snapped into a different frame of mind at the news of their loss. I think I needed a reality check to bring my focus back to where I need it to be.

So yesterday we went sledding and I ignored my laundry. And today, well today I just spent time enjoying my husband and kids. I haven’t yelled at my kids once, and although I know realistically it won’t last forever, I hope it does. I want to remain in this thankful, lovey, Christmas bubble as long as possible. Because life is short, and I don’t want to take it for granted.

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  1. Amanda M S -  December 26, 2012 - 2:35 pm

    I just love that photo! Thanks for sharing.

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