Thursday, December 29, 2011

We are blessed. God has given us life. I am thankful for that fact as Christmas just passed and I have thought a lot about Christ coming as a sweet little baby. This has become more real and harder for me to fathom now that we have Lucy. I can't imagine my Lord being a little one like Lu, but I am so thankful. We have life because of it.

Christmas was wonderful. We had time with our families. We ate a lot. We relaxed a little. We snuggled our sweet girl. We received gifts way beyond our needs. We are so blessed.

Our little Christmas was our first with our daughter. I am thankful she wasn't mobile this year and into the tree and the presents (especially because our tree tried to fall over one day... not kidding. not fun.). I am glad that she wasn't in the mix this year. I needed one year of her snuggled on my chest while all the nieces and nephews tear open paper and swoon over gifts. I needed her to get stuffed animals and clothes and toys that she doesn't really care about... yet. She will love them and appreciate them. She just doesn't yet. This mama needed that. I needed it to be slow this year.
Christmas morning

We spent Christmas sick this year. Lucy came down with a cold on Thursday. It moved to Cam and finally to me. Lucy had a fever on Christmas Eve. No pretty Christmas dress at church for this girl. She and I stayed home and snuggled.
Christmas Eve at home sick

We have some big announcements in 2012. Things we aren't ready to share yet, but things that God is doing to completely change our lives. I'll share here when the time is right. For now, please feel free to pray for us. We need to trust in the Lord and walk in faith to where He is leading. 

I also realize I haven't posted in a long time, so I am very behind on pictures. I'll be posting some pics from the last two months. For now, here is sick Christmas baby. (she's better now)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

tis the season

This Christmas season has been full. It's been full in really wonderful ways and full in really stressful ways. I feel like we are constantly spinning many plates trying to not drop a single one. Tonight we finally said "no" to a commitment. It's hard to miss things or not do things as well as you would like. I am looking forward to Sunday to rest in the Lord. We won't have a million places we HAVE to go. We'll only go somewhere if we want to. We won't feel obligated to clean our very dirty house. We'll only clean it if we are in the mood. I need tomorrow to be like that for me. I need to re-charge. I have one more week of work before my Christmas break (What do people do that aren't teachers?). I can make it. I can get there.

In all the craziness I don't want to miss what the Lord has for me. I don't want to crowd out His voice and miss opportunities to enjoy Him. This is a big Christmas for us. It's our first with Lucy. We are trying to settle into life with a baby and me working and Cam's wacky work schedule and everything else. We are praying that we are guided by God to draw nearer to our Savior this Christmas season. Tis the season, after all.