Remember my post the other day? The one where I was feeling sort of frazzled. Well, I am here to say I am done with frazzled for this year. I vow to just breath and savor the sights and sounds of the season.
I am almost done wrapping and we will begin baking tomorrow. We have one more recital on Monday evening but three year olds dancing offers real comic relief so it should be hilarious.
Yesterday I was picking up the house and enjoying my daughter's beautiful piano music. The result of years of lessons. No lights were on except for the tree, and her just sitting with the glow of the tree brought me the wave of peace I had been seeking. It is as if the meaning of the season washed over me, ever thankful for my life and family and the chance to celebrate this time with those I love the most. If something doesn't get done, it won't.
Last night we went to see our church's live Nativity that they set up each year on the city hall lawn. I love to just stand and watch the scene while they narrate the story and offer you hot chocolate gathered among other festive folks come to savor the moment.
Last night a phone call informed me that someone very near and dear to me who lives out of state is having a very hard time just putting food on the table. At Christmas I can't bare it for them. I cried while cooking dinner knowing how that was not easy for them. Our family talked about ways we can send immediate help and will do so but I just feel terrible that I had no idea. Here we are so blessed with all we need and someone I love so much had never told me they were having such a difficult time. I felt ashamed for my feelings earlier in the week. I was frazzled from too much to do but we had full bellies and plenty in our cupboards. It really brings it home that times are very hard for so many and we need to be thankful everyday.