Wednesday, November 09, 2011

47...


Yes, only 47 days until Christmas! Every year I get excited about the holidays, but this year I think I am looking forward to them more than usual. Maybe it is because we are more settled here than we were last year? Maybe because 2011 has been a particularly stressful year and I am desperate for the joy and comfort that the holidays bring? Who knows?

I do know that I am looking forward to twinkling lights, Christmas music (well, I have already been indulging in that very liberally), Christmas movies, quiet evenings reading with my kids while the Christmas tree stands guard, baking and doing crafts with my children, parties with friends and family. I am even looking forward to seeing Santa out and about!

The stress of 2011 won't be gone when the holidays are, and will still be there in 2012, but I am so looking forward to sometime just to focus on this miraculous holiday! We are facing some hard issues personally, but we are still so very blessed and I am assured that God has a plan and He is in control. Christmas will still happen and the celebration is what I need....isn't it what we have all needed...to celebrate the birth of a Savior?

8 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Only 47 more days? Wow, I need to get busy. I always enjoy this time of the year. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of my favorite holidays. Carla

JMW said...

Hard to believe! Yes, I love Christmas time as well. And while it can be stressful, the joy of the season so outweighs it (if one lets it). My daughter's school is hosting a holiday boutique this weekend, so the twinkling lights were on the trees this morning when we pulled up - love it! (Great image in your blog today - love the dress!)

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

47 days makes me sad. I haven't even pulled out my tree yet! Oh, but that's what I'll do this weekend.

HeidiFerguson said...

So very sorry to hear this Michelle-I know how very special your family is and now special they are to you. You all are precious to us. Maybe Christmas will bring the joy you need. We will pray that the trials you are going through will resolve soon.

beth said...

Wow, what a beautiful dress! That vintage pic made me think of how Christmas traditions bless not only Christians, but the whole religious spectrum. One day the Christmas feeling will last all year long; not just for one month!

Sues said...

Amen to this post! :-)

Hines-Sight said...

Love the nights when the tree is lit. It seems so cozy.

Farmchick said...

47 more days....I need to start shopping! lol