Well, I haven’t blogged as much as I had intended to this year. I suppose life always gets to be a little busier than I imagine it will be. Another snow storm is blowing our way this afternoon, with 6-12” expected. The kids are thrilled, because this will mean a white Christmas! Hopefully it will warm back up enough for a day or two of sledding and we will definitely be making a batch or two of snow ice cream! Yum!
Christmas break is a fun time, but as always a little crazy around the Davis house! Summer break isn’t bad, because despite our small quarters, the weather is super nice and the kids spend more time outside then in. Christmas break, however is a LITTLE more tricky! I am not a fan of video games...but they do tend to be a life saver on cold, snowy days! (and you KNOW it’s bad when I load up all 5 kids and take them to the MALL for a break!)
We made Christmas rings (chains) this year to count down the days till Christmas. So fun...except when you have a four-year-old who has indavertantly torn off an extra ring here or there! Today he brought me his “chain” and exclaimed, “yay! tomorrow is Christmas...” yep, one ring left...how do you explain to a four-year-old that his calculations aren’t quite right? :0) He is a tad disappointed!
This has been a good year, full of blessings. Probably didn’t go exactly how I had planned for the year to go...but when do things go the way I plan?!? Ha-Ha
I feel like I have grown in many ways, learned a lot and yet, with the learning comes...well, more questions than I had before! I guess it’s just that much more to tackle for next year!
I hope to tackle my book this new year. I have much of it written, here and in my journals...it’s just the getting it organized to where it makes sense! (Of course I am not sure how much sense my life can actually make!)
I also plan to write some letters. I know that I owe a few to my Grandma and I know that there are a few others on my list as well. It is a lost art and I think that I am going to rejuvinate it! :0)
I think the biggest thing for me is to live out Romans Chapter 12 this year. God has really struck a chord with me on this passage and it makes perfect sense for me to dive in and live it out. I LOVE this passage. I know I have read it many times...but you know how sometimes you read something you have read before and all of a sudden it just jumps off the page at you in a whole new way? That’s where I am at! I can’t continue to live my life waiting for something better to happen or for things to change when and how I want them to change. I have to live my life as an offering...the one He gave me RIGHT NOW! I think quite possibly the something I have been missing has actually been here all along.
I am blessed and I am thankful. I hope that the end of this year and the beginning of the new one brings you true joy and blessings!
Merry Christmas from the whole Davis’ clan!
Thanks for stopping by!