Monday, December 20, 2010

12.20.10 - 5 Days

Christmas is just pass our halfway point from now until Liam's surgery.  The New Year holds many new changes for our family and I can only say I'm feeling anxious.  I've been pretty good lately at "keeping busy" to keep my mind out of places it does not need to go, but as Christmas draws near, so does the surgery.  And some days that's all I can think about.

This week is also bittersweet for me because it's my last full week at my job.  They have become like family to me, supporting me, encouraging me, especially this past year....I can truly say I'm really going to miss seeing them everyday.   I think I am going to be doing some things for them from home, which will be nice to still have a hand in my work and still get to see them every so often.  But I am also really looking forward to getting to see Liam more...growing up...hopefully watch his first steps, be there for the milestones coming up.  Big changes....

Despite all the changes, our family is doing really well.  I've never felt closer to my family than I do right now, and that is the best feeling in the world.  They are everything to me.  I love the holidays for that reason - to spend time with those I love.  The Christmas shopping is done, boxes full of gifts from my online shopping excursion crowd our entryway and I love it.  I simply love this time of year. Period.  And I'm determined not to let anything steal my joy...
 "Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
 Worship the LORD with gladness; 
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God. 
It is he who made us, and we are his; 
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving 
and his courts with praise; 
give thanks to him and praise his name. 
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations."
Psalm 100:1-5


  1. Thinking of you all in the coming days. Praying you have a joyous Christmas together before Liam's surgery and also praying for when surgery time comes that you feel HIS presence surrounding you!

    I know how hard it is to give up a job that has provided some amazingly supportive people in your life. However once you get past truly missing them every day you find what a huge blessing it is to be able to stay home and enjoy your little one!

  2. I can honestly say that I'm going to miss your smiling face around the office. At the same time though, there's no better place for you to be right now than at home with Liam enjoying your family. Embrace this new phase of your life and cherish the moments you will share with Liam. He's already getting so big! :) Love you, girl!