Monday, December 23, 2013

The Rare Moment of Reflection

Yes, it's been a while since I blogged. I'm on facebook sabbatical, something that will shock everyone familiar with my compulsive posting habits, and I'm hanging out with my daughters. I LOVE IT. Seriously, I love my kids, and as an added bonus, I really like them. We had so much fun this morning, shopping for a single mom and her little boy. We found out this morning that she doesn't have much to give him this Christmas, and when we heard he needed some clothes and a coat (the poor kid has been wearing a sweat shirt in 20 degree (F) weather!) we were so on it. Snarky was ticked I woke her up before noon--such a stinking teen-- but within 5 minutes we were laughing and having a great time despite awful traffic and overcrowded malls. Who else but my kids and I would spend time discussing what happens to a mime if he has to belch?

I don't usually go all warm fuzzy and spiritual and stuff, so if that's not your thing, feel free to stop reading here and have a happy new year!

I just can't believe how very blessed I am. I have a life I never would have dreamed possible, when I was the fat kid who was afraid of leaving her room. I love my husband and his generosity toward a family we hardly know, and my kids ROCK. I also have absolutely no doubt that I have a Savior who loves me and came to this earth to live a life of perfect example, take my sins on Himself, and die so I don't have to pay the ultimate price for all the stoopid things I do. (Yes, I do mean stoopid. It's like advanced placement stupidity.) Every day I'm thankful for this life I've been given; I can only hope to be kind and gracious, and in some way live in a way to thank Him for everything He's blessed me with. Have a beautiful holiday, no matter which one you celebrate (of, if you're one of my Jewish friends, the one you already celebrated) and I'll see you in 2014.