I am sitting on the couch at my mother in law’s house. There is a small Christmas tree on the fireplace and Elmo on the TV. She’s making pie while the men are out doing errands. Oscar has been up and down on the couch snuggling with me and his cousin is lying on a bean bag chair nearby.
If this isn’t Christmas, then I don’t know what is.
We so needed this time. All of us.
I don’t think I anticipated the effects of moving, moving while pregnant, and doing renovations while living amongst them would have on me. On my spirit. But I have been very heavy lately.
Jerry and I have talked about it. About the stress and the long list of needs and the work that has been done. We take turns needing a helping hand out of the dumps. For the most part, we’ve made it through. But what we really needed was a chance to decompress and let go for a few days.
So that is what we are doing.
I am so thankful for our family near and far taking care of us and walking through these big changes with us. We couldn’t do it alone. I have a lot in my head and heart right now and hope to get to a place where I can take the time to work through it and share.
We are so blessed.
I hope that your holiday finds you full of love, laughter, and snuggles that warm your heart.