Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Enjoying the simple blessings of the season

In the hustle and bustle of my busy life I had an unbelievable day yesterday. It wasn't planned on my end. (Oh how I love to plan!) I do know that my higher power designed for my day yesterday to be exactly what it was- perfect!

I usually have a crazy day with my 3 great kids, running a business, taking care of a household, a shop, etc. Yesterday it snowed. The simple, purest, whitest, fluffiest snow. The kids didn't have school and I thought long and hard about trying to go down our back road to the shop that had not been plowed and said, " Ya know, I just need to spend the entire day with the kids and just enjoy the Christmas season."

I never take a week-day to "play" with the kids. We made Christmas cards, wrapped Christmas gifts, watched a movie, laughed, and just had a wonderful time.

I admit I did get on the computer tonight to do some emails and them remembered I needed to post to the blog. I wasn't sure what to write when it hit me-keep it simple.

Sometimes the most simplest of things in life is right before us. I love my kids so much and am grateful for this day. It was truly special.

15 comments:

Serena said...

What a blessing to take a break and really enjoy your family! What an excellent reminder for all of us!

Shari & Andrew said...

Thank you for reminding us about the need to sometimes step back and really enjoy life. Like you, I'm a big planner and I love to keep busy. On the weekends when my husband is home, I always have a list of errands to run or things that I want to get accomplished. It's been awhile since we set aside a whole day as a family and just enjoyed spending time with each other. I think my Saturday list will say "Just be."

Angela said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day! I love days like that:)

Jon, Lindsey, Alex, and Ben said...

I think sometimes we all need to take a step back. I recently blogged about this on my blog. Thanks for the reminder.

Kelly said...

That is so sweet. It gets hard sometimes to just sit back and relax, but when you do it, you ask yourself why you don't do it more often.

Katrina said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I think the best part of days like that is that they aren't planned, you can relax and enjoy your time together.

Kelly said...

Is that your house? Love it! Looks so charming!

Katie said...

What a sweet post. I know that I often get caught up in everything I have to get done before the day is over. It is so important to be able to take some time to just enjoy being with our children. Thanks for the reminder.

Katie said...

I like when things that would ordinarily be distractions or obstacles turn out to be blessings - and when we are patient enough to recognize them as such!!
Sweet post!

EdenSky said...

the best days are usually the unplanned ones that take you unawares. Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

That is so nice that you had a day like that. It is good, especially at this time of year, to slow down and remember what is truly important.

Kelly Wels said...

You are all so sweet. I just love hearing from all of you. Yes, we had a great time.
This is a picture of my house. It was built in 1794. It is a lot of work keeping it up but we love it. My hubby has purchased all of our antique furniture from online auctions!

Dani said...

If there is any time to slow down and enjoy the simplicity of a day at home, now is the time. I find myself getting lost in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and realize that I'm not enjoying the moments as I should. Thanks for the reminder!

Tanya said...

"I love my kids so much and am grateful for this day. It was truly special." I feel this same way.

Senior Family said...

thanks for sharing your simple day with us ! what an awesome day ! i love your house and your kids are adorable !!
thanks
jenn