Well, we survived the Christmas chaos here in the Goerzen home. It was wonderful and great and exhausting and overwhelming and wonderful. You know?
I found my heart being so full, as I prepared for Christmas this year. I kept meditating on, "God with us....God with me...." And so He was, and is.
As I prepared dinner for the ones I love, and watched them open presents, I was so incredibly thankful. Not for the presents under the tree, or the food on the table (although that was fabulous, if I might say), but for the people around the room. People whom I adore. People whom I have laid down my life, my selfish desires, my wants, for. People who bring me such joy and blessings, people who make me want to be a better person. My people. My family.
Now, the decorations are down, the house is clean(er), and the quiet(er) is here. And I am sad. And happy. And thankful. And tired. And ready for what the New Year will bring. Are you?
Happy New Year, friends.