I am feeling peaceful today. I know there is a lot to do, but I am just filled with a sense of peace and joy. I am so grateful for my four beautiful, happy, children. They are each one of them so loving and such a blessing to me. And as this Christmas approaches, I know just how lucky I am. I know that as long as we are together, it will be wonderful. I am not stressed, I am not worried. I am relaxed. It will all be lovely.
I think about this year and how much I love it and I plan for next year too. I think of things I will do the same and things I will do differently. I would like to make a project out of making homemade ornaments with the girls. I would love to do more homemade gifts. This year, I spread the baking out over the season, baking things and then waiting for them to be gone before baking more. I enjoyed the relaxed feeling of that. I enjoyed the constant smell of fresh goodies in the house. I LOVE the excitement the little ones have from discovering what new goodies mommy has in store for that day. This is a trend I would like to continue. Next year we will be in our new rural home and I look forward to bringing more natural elements into our Christmas. Next year, I would like to start on our Christmas preparations early, taking time to really think about each child.
But for this year, I am at peace. This is our first Christmas with Little Prince. This is our first Christmas with our forever family. This is the family I will get to love on and take care of and spend all my future Christmases with and this alone brings a joy and peace that I can't describe.
So from my house to your, kisses and hugs, and may all of you be filled with joy and peace this holiday season.