Yes, I admit it. I was the 35 yr. old mom jammin' out in the tan mini -van speeding down the freeway yesterday :) Why ? Because I had just dropped my three kids off at grandmas for a sleepover & I was releasing some of the stress of Christmas break, If you know what I mean :)
I had read a book not too long ago called My Monastery is My Mini -Van and sometimes that is so true. It's usually a place that is relatively somewhat calm and I can squeeze a thought or two in while driving.So I got to thinking of why it was that I felt so stressed during the most wonderful time of the year ? And then it dawned on me. My expectations were a holiday break full of Christmas cheer. Peace & tranquility. The Twelve Days of Christmas.& the last 24hrs had been filled with anything but. I was expecting the holidays to transform my children into Holiday Angels. After all , didn't they know my plan for Holiday bliss? The planning involved for Christmas fun ? The multiple trips to the store to find just the right gift & the relentless wrapping & hiding of presents ?
NO..... How could they ? I was rating my job to provide Christmas bliss to my family based on my children's behavior.If they were Angels I was doing a great job. If not so Angel like , I was doing a poor job.
Then I realized the most important thing of all. There is only one person who CAN meet my needs. Only one who sees all that is in my heart & all that I do for my family. ONLY ONE. And God is a saying to me right now... " I love you. Come To Me . I can meet your needs Perfectly. " After all , he is the reason for the season :)
So I thought I would share this video I was forwarded YESTERDAY. His timing is perfect. ENJOY !