Today is Christmas and I have so much to be thankful for. My family is healthy and happy. I have a warm place to lay my head and more than that I have an amazing home to spend time with those I call family and friends. Over the last month, I have been searching for something. Something specific. The Christmas spirit. I have searched high and low, and had done everything could to feel the magic that envelopes us at this season. I do not know if it was because of busy schedules, or too many distractions, but I have been unable to focus and feel that spirit of Christmas. That was until a week ago. The distraction of buying presents, making sweet treats and putting pressure on myself to create the perfect Christmas of my kids was weighing on my shoulders. I Have three sons that play the violin. My eldest son( 10 years old) was asked to play 2 songs during our churches Christmas program. With frantic energy he spent countless hours practicing to make perfect. When the day finally came and I was sitting in the congregation, I watched as my 10 year old walked up to the front of the room, faced the huge crowd, and along with his teacher, began to play. I cannot describe to you the peace that filled my body as I listened to this young child of mine play. As he played “Silent Night” that feeling, the feeling that I have been missing was filling my heart. I sat there realizing that this is all I really needed to do. I needed to focus on the reason we celebrate this season. I needed to enjoy the small things and worry less about the details.
So as we all celebrate Christmas is our own ways today, I am so grateful I am able to spend this day with my sweet little family. There is nothing better family, especially watching those little ones light up with wonder.
This is ironic as I type this short little post on my new laptop. Santa was very good to me this year and I am so very excited to see what this next year holds. I am so very grateful to all of you that stop by, read, and explore my website. This is truly a dream some true for me. A dream I never really knew I had. New opportunities are opening and I could not be more excited. This new laptop has some amazing features that I cannot wait to explore. New avenues to share some of my artwork and expand my library of printables. With my first attempt today, I wanted to share this sweet little printable to you today.
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful holiday and I hope that you will slow down a bit and really try to enjoy these days instead of just get through them. All the best to each and every one of you. Marry Christmas!