A Christmas Note
Where do I even begin? I am sitting in my living room in my fawn print chair, staring at the Christmas tree lights all aglow. My absolute favorite thing about the holidays is that and Michael Bubble'. I am now happily employed and busy as ever. I think this might be the first night I have just sat down and enjoyed quiet. Too bad I do not have a good glass of deep red wine. These are the moments of reflection over the past few weeks. Who is ready to know, you are not the only one feeling overwhelmed and needing just to let your hair down? As I start this paragraph the song, "What Christmas Means to Me" comes on.
Thank you, Alexa...I have gone from unemployed to happily employed. My new job is pretty sweet, and I have some good teammates. I mean, what would a job be like if you could not stand your co-worker (NIGHTMARE)! I sometimes think I am the stepsister crashing their party, but hey, it will get better. I love that I get to talk to and meet interesting people every day. From the first day, I have seen God show up in little places and assure me he is with me, but it is not what we are supposed to be looking for him. The way he has positioned me is perfectly unexpected but wonderful. During Christmas, I often wonder if he likes to give us unexplainable gifts, but his word does say, imagine the gifts a father gives to his children, and think about the blessings our Heavenly Father provides us with every day. They are unimaginable. When I reflect over the last 20 months, I can see now that he was orchestrating something far better than Dj and I could have ever imagined.
Next, after the job comes our new home...YES, we are moving into a brand new home in a time when there is a shortage of them. God yet again showed up. Laney's school is 5 minutes down the road, and praise the Good LORD! No neighbors in the back door. If I told you I was not sad about moving, I would be lying. So for the fact of transparency, I am so sorry. I am leaving Amanda, my weekly lunch date and bible study buddy. Necia, I need your shoulder. Kylene, my sweet peace finding friend. Jennifer with three girls that my Laney loves so much, and I love them all too. Shiann, well, I am moving closer to her, thankfully. Megan, the 20-year friendship! Well, she is just going to come to see me, and I cannot think of a week without our Yellowstone conversation. And, of course, our church family. I am sad but thankful God is leading this circus.
So, now Biskit is joining me in this chair, snuggling. I am curious how many of you love your dogs as much as your kiddos? All three boys are coming with us, which was costly, but hey, they are my other kids!
I sometimes wonder what you, my readers, are thinking as you read my mess. First, are you feeling this girl has lost her mind? Second, did she say that? Third, is she sitting in the Christmas Tree glow? Moreover, lastly, could her faith be as strong as what she types?
YES. I am that girl who can be an open book with honesty and class. I am that crazy momma who would take my earrings out if mess my girl :)! Yes, I KNOW JESUS is the only reason I live and breathe today.
So who is ready for this crazy year to be over? ME! 2022 will bring us a new chapter because a chapter can only hold many pages, and I feel like we have been in the frizzle, frazzle, and unthinkable for a LOOOONG TIME. So here is Chapter 2022.
I hope that you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! My prayer is that if you are ready for a new chapter, it is only a few pages away and that you see God in every detail every day. I love you all so very much!