Here we sit in the aftermath of Christmas. We’ve spent the last two days just home…reading books, playing, crafting and assembling lego kits. I like the lazy slow days after Christmas.
When looking back it was quite a delightful holiday, even though all holidays are very different now and have a sting to them. It being Amon’s first Christmas made it extra, extra special…especially with the year he’s had.
I sat back most of the holiday and just thought about how grateful I was to be his mom…to be all the wee Kelleys’ mom and to do this crazy little life with Josh Kelley. And most of all…incredibly thankful for the gift of Jesus. I am always amazed at the gift of Jesus…a Savior to the world with crazy redemption and grace and love just for our crappy, undeserving selves. God’s ginormous love for us truly floors me. I want to try to love like that.
This was my most favorite picture of Christmas because A) Josh Kelley’s expression, B) Huddy’s blurry face, C) Amon looks like a cartoon character and D) Sol looks like he just lost his best friend. My boys…keeping it real. Harper is my sanity.
Our Christmas was pretty simple. Nothing fancy and very laid back…which I adored. And this year with 4 out of 6 of us coming down with the flu, it made us slow down a lot…which I really enjoyed…minus the sick part.
I loved their grateful hearts and their joy and anticipation and excitement. It was our best Christmas yet. And at the end of Christmas night we sat down and did our annual timer family photo in front of our tree.
Mad may be my favorite.
And now we’re gearing up for the New Year. Josh and I have already started talking about our 2013 goals. I’m excited for a new year. A new start. New goals and the wonder & excitement of change. It always feels like anything is possible with a new year. So have you started thinking about your goals? Any crazy ones? Any that seem impossible, but you think, “Just maybe this year.” I feel that way about a lot of ours too. Excited to see what this next year will hold.