MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I am going to check out for a little while with everyone home.
Thank you for all your kind and supportive comments and emails this year.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season with your families.
Hug those little ones because they will be taller than you before you know it, and enjoy the older ones for the wonderful friends they will be to you as they become adults.
Life is precious and none of us know if we have tomorrow.
It always bugged me, and still does-the quote that says “Live this day like it’s your last.” That’s impossible for mothers who spend their lives planning-for meals, for education, for the next day and week, for Christmas.
But over the last year I’ve learned for me it’s just important to be aware of the preciousness of each day, because many aren’t so lucky to have a glimmer of certainty that there might be a next day, or week or year. Let all the material things go and say “oh well” about the things that aren’t important, and much of it is not. Bask in the work of the day, even if it’s difficult.
Live each day with gratitude, and be kind to yourself-be able to lay down at night and say “I gave it my best, even if I messed up, I did what mattered in God’s eyes for my beautiful precious family.”
Photos by Katie Croci