It's Christmas Eve, and I'm alone in the house while the rest of the family has gone to the evening church service. Nathan has a bad cold and wasn't going to make it through the 45 minutes that started past his usual bedtime, so I elected to stay behind so I could have a shower and some peace amid the bussle that is the holiday season.
I know it has been quite some time since I've posted. I figure that could say a couple of things. I'm probably very busy...maybe even too busy. Which is definitely true. Getting Reuben out the door for the bus by 8:00 every morning definitely makes morning blogging impossible, and by the time the kids are in bed at the end of the night, I'm just ready to crash on the couch. Or maybe my brain is in one of those dim places where I don't even think in blog posts any more; the inspiration to write is dulled out by busyness and life. My hiatus from blogging is probably for both those reasons.
But today? Why the post? I have a few moments of rest. True rest where I've told myself I'm not doing anything work related until after Christmas (maybe even after New Year's...) I don't have any deadlines looming over my head. The house is completely silent, and I don't have anything on TV distracting me. It's amazing how my brain can suddenly kick in when there is quiet.
Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love the time spent with family, the fun of decorating the house, the yummy goodies that get baked and shared, and I love that I have a reason to celebrate, a real reason, that this Jesus I love came down to earth, and we get to remember that in this special time of year. I was reminded a few weeks ago while driving to work how He is called Immanuel - God With Us. And it was like I had a little light go on and I felt the true meaning of how important and wonderous it is that God came down to earth in the form of a baby, this baby, Jesus, to be God With Us.
It feels me with joy to know He is with me. He reminds me that He has loved me with an everlasting love, and His love keeps me going, through the busyness and the hard days, and through the quiet and the good days. May you, dear faithful readers, remember His love and the reason we celebrate Christmas. He is with us.