Some times you just need a break. Right now, that is me! The Friday before Thanksgiving I realized I had no words. I got a little panicky because I was already going to take the next week off and couldn’t take more! Right? Seriously, where did I come up with these rules? In the almost 4 years of this blog, I have only taken a week off at a time and very rarely. Well, when you make your own rules, you can break them.
In the end, I decided to take the rest of the year off unless I had ideas. Honestly, life is so busy there isn’t time to think. It has been good for me to not be so rigid with writing. If people lose interest in reading it, so be it. I can’t control it anyways!
Days after deciding that, we had family in town and my oldest got sick. Turns out she had pneumonia and is finally recovering. It has been a scary few weeks, but she is on the upswing. She is getting better just in time for her daddy to get something like the flu. He is now the one with a cough, no appetite, and no energy. Is it summer yet?
Speaking of seasons, it isn’t even winter, and we had 8 inches of snow between Friday and Saturday. The most snow in the Atlanta area since the blizzard of ’93! School got out early Friday and just started back up today. Thousands of people were without power for days. Ours surged a few times but never went out.
Yes, life is hectic right now. In addition to work, taking care of sickies, and keeping up with the house and children’s homework, there has also been Christmas shopping and planning. No pressure. Over and over I keep hearing people say how blessed they are. It is true, we are blessed, but I have heard it said when someone is talking about a good circumstance. No matter what, we are blessed. We are blessed whether we have power or not. We are blessed if we can buy our children Christmas presents or not. When life is good or life is hard, we are blessed. God loves us. He sees where we are and knows us fully. He provides for us in unusual ways and in His timing.
My prayer for you is that you feel that blessing from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. You are never alone. You are never forgotten. You are loved with an everlasting love and it won’t be taken away. May your days be cheery and bright, not because of your surroundings, but because of the peace that comes from knowing you are loved no matter what.