This will be my last post for the year. We are taking a week off to spend with family and just enjoy some down time.
Before I wish you a Merry Christmas, I would be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to say thank you for your kindness this year. You have stopped me in stores, on the street, on Facebook and countless other places just to say that you enjoy reading this little blog and you will never know what that means to me. I spend a lot of time preparing posts and trying to share snippets of this wild adventure that Jeff and I are on so to hear that you actually like it is encouraging.
I pray that as the year draws to a close you will take a moment to look around you and cherish the ones who are dear to you…… and to remember, just for the sake of remembering all of the moments that touched you this year. The good, the bad and the ugly for they all work together to mold us into the people that we are and without the tough times we would forget that we need each other in this old world. I need you. My family and friends are my greatest blessings on earth. We sold our house and everything in it this year and many were horrified that I would do that… part with all of my STUFF but you see, it really is just stuff. Replaceable stuff. Not Grandmama’s buffet or Mama’s silver but the furniture, the do-dads, the extraneous baggage that we so carefully collect but that could be gone in the blink of an eye. This is a very weird message from an interior designer I guess but it is where I am. The only thing that I am not willing to let go of is…… you.
You make me laugh. You cry when I cry. You invite me to dinner or to place tennis or to share what God is showing you. You pray for me and are truly happy about our accomplishments. That, my dear friends, is irreplaceable.
So as you travel on your merry way
remember the little things that made your year special. And share them. They bring smiles. They bring hope. They bring encouragement.
And let us never forget the Reason for the Season. He came that we might have life and have it abundantly.
Thank you Jesus.