Hey there! I have been slightly disconnected on here lately. When I get busy or overwhelmed, usually the first thing to go is social media and writing. But my thoughts and prayers are always with you guys.
I just snuck away from the family watching a Christmas movie, I really don't feel like I have a whole lot of insight to share today. So if you don't mind I'll just share a little bit of this and that and what's been happening around here lately.
The other day I went out to a ladies Christmas party. Although it felt a little out of my comfort zone, I didn’t realize until afterwards how much I enjoyed just being out. Alone, without any children. I love my kiddos, I even homeschool them because I can’t imagine spending my days, without them around haha but taking a break away from them sure feels nice.
After I finally got them down for the night, I laid in bed and just cried. Sometimes I feel like I can be so much stronger, without taking any “breaks” from what I do, it’s almost like I don’t want to know what I’m missing out on. But at the same time it’s in those moments that I lay there, thinking about the wonderful memories my children and I are making together. Reminding myself that this season in life, will not last forver. One day they will grow up and I will miss this time greatly.
I know I’ve been a little quiet on here. And that’s because the end of the year is such a busy time for me. On top of the holidays we have a few birthdays in our family and this year we had just finished remodeling our home and moving in. So this year especially more is going on.
But all along the Lord has been teaching me and showing me amazing things that I can’t wait to share with you (maybe one day soon).
In the midst of this business, all the celebrating, and in some cases chaos, I pray that the peace that surpasses all understanding overwhelms all of us in this season. I pray that each of us will not lose the light, joy and hope that we have but that we will radiate it more and more each day. And that we will share it with all those we come in contact with.
(One of my kiddos just came in and snuggled with me, his giggles just fill me up and remind me that I absolutely love my life and wouldn't have it any other way!)
Anyway we just had our first snow here and the kids are ecstatic, I hope it stays a while. My twins are turning four this month and my oldest just turned eight a few weeks ago. My emotions about that are all over the place... Reminding myself everyday to enjoy each and every moment. It's not always easy among all the teaching and raising that needs to be done but it is all worth it.
I don't know about you guys but I love a new year and the clean slate it brings. I know it's just a day and what not, but I love to set goals for myself, and aim to reach them through out the year. Last year around this time I was still getting over the move from Hawaii to South Carolina and officially started homeschooling. So my goals were to get adjusted and take it easy. But this year I feel a bit more ahead of the game and can't seem to stop writing lists in my mind haha, anyone else do that?? Yeah lots going on, if not on the outside then in mind for sure! Through it all, I'm just trying to soak up this season, stay focused, grateful and enjoy the life I have.
A part of me feels bad for not being able to keep up with writing and not even having a real purpose for this entry but if you don't mind this, then please let me know :) I sometimes need to remind myself to take the unnecessary pressure off of myself (a big sigh) lol.
I really do love to hear from you! Through Facebook, Instagram or comments on here, let me know how you are doing, and how how your end of the year is turning out to be.
That's it for today. Thank you for reading and following along on this journey of mine!
Merry Christmas dear ones! Love and blessings to you all! Oh and a happy New Year as well!