Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

It's 1AM on Christmas morning. We are home from Christmas Eve at my mother's and The Man and I just finished wrapping the last of the presents and putting them under the tree. The stockings are stuffed. The dollhouse is arranged for Clara to discover in the morning. The video camera is charging in the kitchen. My children are all sleeping and dreaming of Santa and reindeer. Or cellphones and ipods.

I am excited, but absolutely exhausted. Whether it should be or not, Christmas is hard work.

But before I go to bed, I wanted to stop best wishes to all of you who come here. To wish you well and let you know you are a blessing to me. Because that,

and this...



really is what it's all about.

Merry Christmas.

6 comments:

Chrissy said...

Merry Christmas to you, too. I hope you get a little time to relax and enjoy it.

painted maypole said...

merry Christmas!!

(and I'm glad to know I'm not the only one wrapping presents after Christmas Eve worship! it's been rough pulling it all together this year!)

Laura said...

It warms my heart to know that I am in the ranks of such wonderful people who have just finished wrapping, are exhausted, feel that pulling it all together has been rough this year, but still feel so blessed to have this joyous holiday to celebrate. Merry Christmas to everyone. Now, go to bed so Santa can come! (smile)

Wendy said...

Merry Christmas, Joy!

Kyla said...

Merry Christmas, Joy! I hope it was just perfect and worth all the exhaustion.

slouching mom said...

Merry Christmas, Joy and family. xo