Wrap it up Mission & Giving Grace

We have had quite a busy past few weeks in case you have noticed a lag in posts being published,
and the word busy feels like such an understatement and no where near adequate enough
to describe it.

A lot of unexpected's..
Trips to hospitals, trip to our vet,  lack of sleep,
and a whole lot of prayers going out.
There have been a lot of ups and downs, some big and some small..
but God is faithful, God is sooo good!

I usually feel better prepared for Christmas.
I almost always start my shopping extremely early and have always thought I
was somewhat on top of it so to speak.    
However, sometimes life has a way of mixing things up and being on top of things is not the
story of this Christmas season.

So I have been on a 'wrap it up' mission this week to get the shopping done.
Making sure I have all the gifts figured out,  gifts wrapped, menu and
get the grocery shopping done!
Today I plan to work on the desserts and get as much done as possible
ahead of time. (fingers crossed). 

I think I am finally finished with shopping for everything as I check over my list,
and then check it again... and I'll just say it - check it again. 😉




Although it feels like Christmas time has sort of snuck up on us this year.. I absolutely love this
time of year.  The decorations, the lights, the food, the joy of the season,
and being with my family.  Nothing better than that. 


We put up a lot of lights this year, including decorating my rustic fence.





The living room tree has turned out so pretty.




I actually put up several tree's this year.
I even added a pencil tree to my kitchen, and I am loving it.




I actually didn't get to all the projects or all the decorating that I wanted to and
no where near all the things I wanted to have done by now,  but I am choosing
to give myself Grace and focus on more important things than on what I feel
like I didn't get done.

So in case someone else out there needs to hear it as well,  don't focus on the
should have's or wish you could have's or all the things,
enjoy the season,  and give yourself Grace.

Life is too short to let the "should've"/"would've"/"wish could've's" steal your joy.


Wishing you all a Very Merry and Joy Filled Christmas,  and a blessed New Year!


-TinaH











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