Saturday, December 20, 2008

Contentment

I have not yet wrapped a single present. I have not yet baked a single cookie. My house needs straightening. My laundry needs done. My printer ran out of ink so I cannot finish my Christmas cards. My checkbook needs balanced. Yet I am content.

This Christmas is different than the past few. We have two more children and lots more to do, but simply being all here together makes my piles of laundry, unbaked cookies and unwrapped presents not a big deal.

This year there will be no grandparents here on Christmas Day, no rushing around, no need to ever even get dressed Christmas Day and I know that is the way the Lord has arranged it to be. I would have planned it differently, but then I know I would not feel so calm and content right now. Isn't He good?

3 comments:

Jamie said...

Yeah its very similiar here in ways...not at 'stressful' as other years...I love it!

Jamie said...

Well 'stressful' in the Christmas-way...other things have been...

Carolyn said...

There has definitely been less stress here too. I don't know why. We have gotten out twice as a family to look at Christmas lights (Koziar's and Grings). I don't know the last time we have had time to do something like that!