I really do love this season. The lights, the carols, the presents, the family, the meal, the laughter the love. This year ( not really by choice at first) we are focusing on the LOVE part of Christmas. I mean isn't that what Christmas is about? The LOVE God felt for us. So much love in fact that he gave us Jesus, his ONLY son. I don't know about you but I would do anything humanly possible for my children, NOT give them away. This Christmas is not all about the gifts, or the tree, or the carols. Its going to be about my family, the love of Christ, my love for others. I am cutting way back on gifts. I only put up a four foot tree (cuz i am NOT unpacking and packing everything this year) I am not baking goodies, I am not doing parties, we are not doing major gifts, and some who have received gifts from us in the past may not this year, OR they may be home made.
At first I was worried about all we would miss out on. But as the season has progressed my stress level has completely declined. And if we don't make it out to see all the best lights in town so be it. I only had three goals: put up the little tree, get the gifts I am getting, and mail out Christmas Cards. I have THREE gifts left to get and we are finishing up the cards tonight, so right now I am winning! lol.
I realize that the main reason for downsizing is the fact that we are moving pretty much right after the holidays, but the fact that I am enjoying it is amazing!
Merry Christmas everyone.