Tuesday, December 28, 2010
One of the things on my list of "perfect family" attributes is sending out the perfect Christmas card each year. You know the ones. They arrive in the mail sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day displaying the perfect, polished, professional pictures of smiling, happy children and an adoring husband.
I got several this year. I wishfully gazed at them all and wondered why I didn't get some of the great family shots we took this year onto a card and in the mail. I found the answer in two words: I'm tired. Instead of feeling guilty and depressed and overwhelmed with it all, I'm feeling eco-friendly and efficient and frugal as I simply post it here--The card that was never sent.
Our Christmas was a wonderful celebration of family, life and love. Our celebration was blessedly "normal" in a new sort of way that was really anything but normal.
Standing in line at the local Walmart for the umpteenth time, I teared up as I thought about how special this holiday really is. Finding a new normal is a long, hard and good road it seems.
Again, I'm so thankful you are all here to explore new normals with me.
Sing to God a brand-new song. He's made a world of wonders!
He rolled up his sleeves,
He set things right. Psalm 98:1 The Msg