For a few more minutes it’s Christmas Eve and soon it will be Christmas Day. It’s been a crazy few weeks with travel and new babies and moving to a new place and investing in my retirement home. There hasn’t been five minutes to think about it all let alone write about it, but I promise I will when life reaches some semblance of normalcy again.
Tonight I’m thinking about my youngest son and his wife spending their first Christmas in the house they bought this year, still celebrating the sweetness of being newlyweds. I’m also thinking about my oldest son and his wife and their four darling children. I can’t imagine getting ready for Christmas with a newborn baby and hardly any sleep and always, always so much to do every day.
Because there wasn’t quite enough madness and things for me to do the past couple of weeks, I decided I would make a couple of Christmas gifts this year. What was I thinking? First, it involved sewing and aside from a aline skirt I made in 4-H when I was in 8th grade and mending various things when needed, I really have very little experience when it comes to that type of thing. To make things even more complicated, my daughter-in-law is incredibly gifted and talented in all things related to sewing and crocheting and really, all things creative. Thankfully she’s way too busy right now to take a very close look at my work.
Somehow I managed to finish everything and get it under the tree. There were a few panic moments last night when I was ripping out seams and kicking myself for going this route, but I fell back and regrouped and it all turned out okay.
As I sit here in my jammies, tucked in a warm bed, I can’t help but feel so incredibly blessed and at peace. A huge part of that is my family and friends, but also because a little baby born in a little town long ago changed everything.
Wishing all of you a safe and happy Christmas celebration!