This will be our last Behind the Scenes link up of the year, so we can all enjoy time with our families over Christmas. I’m finding it impossible to find time to wrap gifts, much less blog, so I hope you’ll join me in welcoming this Advent with what little bit of rest we can find. If you’d like, I’d love for you to sign up to receive these posts by email and you’ll get a copy of my Behind the Scenes eBook to hold you over until we meet again in January 🙂
And, since I can’t send you each a Christmas card in the mail, I hope you’ll enjoy this little digital bit of love from our favorite girl. To say she loves Christmas is an understatement.
And that tree? Well. It might just have a special switch on the floor now, a gift from her daddy so she can safely turn the lights. A small purchase that has made our two year old jump with joy, raise her hand victoriously when we asked who turned on the lights, and rush into the living room with glee as soon as she wakes in the morning.
Behind the scenes of our Christmas prep? It hasn’t been all giggles and Christmas lights. As our hearts have sought God’s will and we’ve made decisions that will make 2014 a year of incredible change, we have struggled. The day the door opened, we felt joy, but also discouragement and attack. The day it was shared, I fell ill and haven’t been well since. The sickness, discouragement, emotional roller coasters, and anxiety – this season has been hard, but we give thanks in it, because we know that the enemy of our souls wouldn’t be caring quite so much if we weren’t doing what God has called us to do.
So this holiday season, we are exhausted. We are dealing with a lot, more than I’ll ever write here. And yet? That little girl smiles and it all goes away. Just for a moment, the wonder is back, not wrapped in glitter or covered in bows, but a twinkle in a toddler eye. And that’s all I need right now.