Thursday, December 29, 2016
Sitting in the Glow
How are you, my friends? I hope you are well, and have enjoyed a joy filled Christmas. I have been meaning to pop into this space to wish you a wonderful Christmas, to share a bit of our days, to just check in, but every time I sit down to write I am pulled away. Pulled away by the call of quiet, peaceful days with board games, walks in the snow, reading, playing, watching movies, and so on. That's what we've been up to, my little man and I, and we have enjoyed it immensely. We spent Christmas day at my parents home, and after that snuggled up at our home for days on end. We did sneak out yesterday to an afternoon matinee at the movie theater, a special treat gifted to us by a friend before the holidays, but other than that the days have been slow and easy, simple and quiet, sitting in the glow of the holiday season.
Now before you get the idea that our time at home this season has been all sunshine and happy, it hasn't. Like all families we have our messy moments too, and being at home, all day, just the two of us....yeah we have had our share of those moments. But that comes with life, doesn't it? The little dance between humans living, working, creating, and playing in the same space day after day. It isn't always pretty, and it isn't always an easy road, but it certainly is a beautiful road, a beautiful mess, and one I am grateful for.
So, yes, we have had our lovely Hallmark moments this week, and we've also had our not so lovely, messy moments too, but in all the glow, and in all the mess what I find is a happy contentment. My heart is happy, my soul is full, and my home, and life, are filled with love. There really isn't anything more I need. The simplest things make for a happy life, truly, and this season I am happy.
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What a lovely post and have a very happy new year! XxxReplyDelete
Thank you so much. All the best to you in 2017. xoDelete
Much the same here Kim, Happy Christmas xReplyDelete
Thank you. xoDelete
It sounds like a lovely balance between the magical and enough not so magical that you know the difference! Merry Christmas :)ReplyDelete
Haha, yes, totally spot on :)Delete
Sounds like a beautiful time...well balanced.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you and yours Kim!
Thank you, it really was lovely. All the best to you in 2017.Delete
A beautiful mess...I love that line. So true, isn't it?! Wishing you a joy filled season too! Oh and we got some of that snow I had wished you could send! ☺ReplyDelete
Thanks Jen...it truly describes it well :)Delete
So happy you got some snow, enjoy!
hallmark moments or not, it sounds wonderful and peaceful to me! I am at the tail end of family being here :) Then it's the mad cleaning frenzy!!ReplyDelete
It was both Karen. Hope you have enjoyed the time with your kids home. Enjoy the cleaning ;)Delete
Oh yes, it is all such a big beautiful mess. I'm glad you two had so many lovely slow moments together to take in the season. Sending love to you both and wishing you so much more happiness in this new year.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sara, wising the same for you and that beautiful family of yours. xoDelete
So glad you had a great Christmas. The challenging moments help us grow and the hallmark ones make us feel so good inside.ReplyDelete
YES! YES! YES! So very true.Delete
Happy All the Days! I'm finally dipping my toes back into the blog world after a long time way! Glad to see all is as it should be. :)ReplyDelete
I saw that, happy to see you back in your space my friend. I've missed you. xoDelete
Sounds beautiful, mess and all :) That's what it all comes to - contentment, balance, appreciation, and perspective. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Yes, so very true. Happy New Year to you too!!!!Delete