Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cleaning Up Christmas

Ahhhhhhhh……….December09 007 Well finally our house is starting to look a little more normal!  I am all about Christmas decorations and the festiveness and beauty they bring to the season, but honestly, I am also very ready when it’s time to take the whole thing down and get it put away when Christmas is over!  I feel like I have my house back!  And I can’t lift anything “heavier than a gallon of milk,” so that meant that my boys had to do all the heavy lifting…yeah that part wasn’t so bad ;-)

But the tree is down and everything is put away and my house is clean.  And our tree is 13 ft tall and huge, so when it’s put away we feel like we have a TON of “extra” room!

Check out the sign that was hiding behind the Christmas tree:

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Coming off what has been probably the hardest year of our lives, this Scripture from Ecclesiastes rings especially true for us.  I am excited to see what God has in store for us in the new year.  I am open to whatever He sees fit because He is, well, perfect.  He constantly sees the BIG PICTURE. 

I am praying for a season of health and happiness in 2010, and I know that no matter what GOD IS IN CONTROL.  Proverbs 16:9 reminds us that while we make plans, the LORD determines our steps.  I am asking that God will make me open to surrendering my steps to Him, ‘cause I’m not really good at surrendering, y’all!   

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So the rest of my Wednesday is looking pretty good!  I am planning on sitting in front of the fire, enjoying my clean house and hearing my kids playing and watching movies…which will probably lead to a not-so-clean house, I am prepared.   I think ;-)



Keri said...

Your comment to me about my sister was so sweet.....I read it several times over. So happy to have someone who understands what I'm going through!!

I can say AMEN to this whole post.....took the 12 foot tree down, lots more room, and Adios to a tough year!

Happy New Year my friend! To think I didn't even know you this time last year.......I'm grateful for your friendship!

Jeff, Macki, and Mackinzie said... don't know me...I read your comment on the lpm blog and your story has touched my heart! You will continue to be in my prayers as you recover over your surgery!
Lots of love siesta,

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