Christmas is finished and days later, I am sitting amidst the aftermath and reflecting. This was such a busy season in so many ways and it passed in such a blur. I wish I would have slowed down to enjoy it more.
It gets so busy because of the extra things that I need to do in addition to things that I like to do to make Christmas special. Shopping (lots of shopping!), Christmas cards, decorating, baking (and eating!!), wrapping, Christmas parties, all in addition to my already busy life. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas! It is one of my favorite times of the year.
In addition to adding those "extras" into my life, working for a church makes this season extra busy too. Christmas and Easter are two of our busiest times of the year and we get busy preparing for all of the guests who will come through our doors. This being the first Christmas that I am full-time on staff played a big part in how much time I had to squeeze the extra things in too.
Add in there that Bradley finished his classes on campus and we moved him and his roommate completely out of their dorm room (permanently). Now we are getting everything ready to move Bradley across the country for a 2 semester internship in Utah (more on that in another post).
The thing is, I'm sad it's over so soon. I feel like I missed it. I think next year I need to go into the season with a plan.
How was your Christmas? Do you have any traditions that you want to share?