Happy New Year to all of my sweet readers!
Christmas travel and family time was lovely, but it was definitely time to go home by the end of the trip. Despite the fact that we truly had some of the most memorable, wonderful visits ever with our families and extended families, I will be honest about something: I was disappointed in my own experience and participation in the spiritual aspect of Christmas. It was great to travel to be with Michael and I’s respective families for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but I let hustle and bustle of family parties and constant travel (as our plans called for) almost completely distract me from any real reflection on the gift of Christmas.
Please forgive me for being away from the blog for a few weeks. Trust me, it’s been harder on me than it’s been on you. 🙂 I love writing Humble Handmaid so much, and I get frustrated when I can’t post because I’m too busy and too tired. I always have two or three blog posts swirling around in my head, it really blesses me to have a place to share my thoughts. It’s discouraging when so often (read: all the time) I have to put my blog at the very bottom of a priorities list that never seems to get past cooking dinner and nursing the baby, but that’s where I’ve discerned my blog belongs for the time being. I do feel a peace and a dignity about that–the fact that I’m making a conscious decision in my priorities, instead of being swept away into hysterics by worrying about getting everything done in the way I ideally want to get them done.
I may not be able to post blogs every day, but I do think–I do hope–that God wants me to continue to write my blog and share these little bits of my life’s journey with you. Thanks for believing in me, for all of your encouragement, and–if you wouldn’t mind when you think of me–your prayers.
Please also continue to read my posts every other Thursday on CatholicMom.com. 🙂
Peace be with you!