I am currently in the middle of packing for our road trip to San Angelo. It will be about a 7 hour drive and we’re going to get there in the middle of the night it looks like. Pray for me – I’m driving! I may have to stop at Starbuck’s before I leave town.
The tv is on, but it is on one of our music stations blaring Christmas music so I don’t get distracted by any football or basketball games. I’m very proud of myself at this moment for being ahead of schedule. Don’t worry, I won’t let it go to my head.
I finally got my first paycheck from my new job. For the first time in my life EVER, I’ve been able to pay all my bills, put money into savings, donate to a great charity, buy Christmas gifts, and have an unbelievable chunk of money leftover. I am within my budget I made for myself with this new job and I have money leftover to do whatever I want with. What’s that about? I am truly overwhelmed.
God is ever faithful. The more I feel, the more great relationships I have in my life that are unfolding like roses that have been waiting for forever to open themselves up to me and other relationships I’ve already had seem deeper than they already were.
So far, I’ve not been sick like I was last year. I know last year was sort of a purging, and perhaps it was a holiday turning point for me, I don’t know. I’m actually excited about Christmas this year and I’m embracing it the only ways I know how right now.
May you be blessed this holiday season and learn to embrace the real meaning of Christmas. I think it’s both different and the same for everyone. We all feel and interpret things differently, and that’s okay. If we seek, we will most certainly find.