We live in deeds, not years;
in thoughts, not breaths;
in feelings, not figures on the dial;
we should count time by heartthrobs.
He most lives who thinks most,
feels the noblest, acts the best.
It is now only 12 days before Christmas Day and I have yet to shop for one present, bake one cookie or decorate one branch of a fake tree still bundled up in the basement and no doubt wondering if it had slept through the season.
The happiness and joy of this season had been postponed by one of those necessary life events that many families before me and I am positive after me will have to go through. You may also be riding a roller coaster of emotions waiting on a ride that you did not necessarily want hoping you can get to that new normal at the end, hold on tight you will make it. It honestly does not matter what life event you have been going through, we all have them.
The only difference about my necessary life event to find that new normal was the timing and that looming deadline of that supposed to be full of happiness and bliss season. 12 days left to pull it all together so my family and not to forget myself will truly have the season of joy we rightly deserve.
I would love to share this necessary life event filled with the many stories and emotions that I have gathered along the way with you all but I need to find the joy of the season and put the last couple of months in a sealed box for now and possibly pull them out in the New Year because I am going to dig out all that joy and happiness of this festive season no matter what it takes because my family deserves no less.
The New Year will bring with it a new normal where everyone will deal with those things involved in their own necessary life events, we are by no means the only family going through life changes that need to be addressed but I do believe every moment in life has a season and a reason and we will all get through these things together. No matter what your necessary life event is, get on with those festivities and find the joy that the season brings and you and your family deserve. Whatever that necessary life event that crept into your life may be, try to remember it will pass and you will make it through to that new normal, so take time to absorb the season and the reason, the family and the love.
12 days eh…….. well I know I can do it, it may not be exactly the normal everyone has been accustomed to but, with everything in life you do the best you can with what you have and it will all work out. It is truly all about family and love. 12 days, no problem.
I wonder if my Mom would like yet another scarf with that new stitch she taught me last week, I so cherish those moments where she teaches and I try to learn. That has me wondering …….how many of my scarves the people on my list could actually unwrap and still look surprised. Tis the season to be jolly…….Fa la la la la la la la la.
Happy Birthday BA, love you. xoxoxo Hugs