Tuesday, December 20, 2011


So, being sick the week before Christmas is oh so very difficult for me. Fortunately, the majority of shopping is complete, because I was leaving the final weeks for holiday fun and living in the moment.  My vision and plan was to do this by visiting with family & friends, baking for neighbors, teachers etc. and writing heartfelt postings for my blog.

Well, all of these things have had to go to the wayside, while I rest in bed overdosing on the Hallmark channel.

This morning there was an aha moment. It occurred to me how this past week has been loaded with goodness and heartfelt moments in it's own way. My "go to tribe" has rallied for me,  providing soup, school pick up, making lasagna for Christmas Eve,  encouraging emails reminding me that the glass IS half full and they are available if I need anything at all, my very dear husband running out at 9:00pm to get me a Waltz roast beef sandwich just because I felt like having one (and I think eating it in bed made it taste even better)  my youngest son playing marathon rounds of Hanging with Friends, and my older son running off on errands for me as Christmas gets closer.

The many blessings I spoke of in my 12/5/11 post of my "go to tribe" have presented themselves as wonderful reminders this week.....and for all of them I am so truly grateful!

I thank goodness the light bulb went off and knocked some sense into me, because after all............ it's the most wonderful time of the year!


Joan Fuller said...

I'm sorry to hear that you are sick. Hope you feel better soon, and are recovered enough to enjoy Christmas. I'm enjoying your blogs :)

Kristen said...

Beautifully said Maria. I hope you are starting to feel better. You already knew you had an amazing family and friends. You're very fortunate to be surrounded by people like yourself. You may even enjoy this Christmas a little more. Like you said, you are experiencing what the holidays are about. Take a breath, smell the evergreen, and relax. God Bless! xoxo

Holme Living said...

Thank you, Joan and Kristen! I truly appreciate your well wishes. Today is a new day and I'm feeling
pretty steady on.
Have a great Christmas!