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today is the first day of december?
unbelievable how fast time goes by!
i read an amazing post today;
kristen wrote about lowering expectations
for this christmas.
so often, i have the expectation of having
the perfect holiday, the perfect vacation,
the perfect family, the perfect house,
the perfect outfit,
the perfect _____ you fill in the blank!
this year our middle daughter, son in law and our soon to be
four year old grandson
in another country as they serve as missionaries!
i have had a hard time
shopping for gifts.
because i will be sending them money instead of a gift...
(they are missionaries and can use financial gifts more than trinkets!)
our extended families are having parties early
and so the actual day
will most likely be
don't get me wrong,
we are planning to celebrate!
our youngest daughter is driving 12 hours to
get home in time!!! :)
& we will have our oldest daughter & her sweet family here,
which means we will also witness the magic and excitement
of christmas through the
eyes of an adorable two year old!!
i will try to leave that idea
of the perfect holiday,
the perfect christmas tree,
the perfectly decorated house
the perfect table
with perfect food...
i will leave it all
i will concentrate on
being thankful for what
because if i really take the time
to look at all that i have
in my life
and what is truly important...
then it is easy to say;
life is lovely
may you have a wonderful holiday season
and take time
to count your blessings &
to name them one by one!
i wish you a