Monday, December 19, 2016
And so it begins, the slow and easy shift into the holidays. I realize not everyone does a slow and easy shift into the holiday season, but it is something we have practiced and perfected in our home over the years, and it feels just right, for us. We have tied up our homeschool lessons, the kiddos that join us on our homestead are home with their families for the next two weeks, and what lies before my little man and I is space, open space to do what we want, when we want. It feels good.
We have no big plans for the next two weeks. Yes, there will be time with family and friends, definitely some tobogganing and snowshoeing, movie watching, crafting, and so much more, but there will also be quiet nights at home in front of the fire, and slow mornings snuggling in bed reading, together. Saturday night the two of us watched a Christmas movie together, both of us knitting away. It was perfect, and made my heart so happy.
It's quiet here as I type this, early on Sunday morning. My little man is still sleeping, the world outside my window is white, and the wind is picking up and swirling the snow. Inside my home is aglow with twinkle lights, and the fire is warming, not only my home, but my heart and soul. It's comforting, and calm, and fills me with a sense of peace, and joy.
I love this time of year, not for the crazy hustle and bustle that it usually brings, but instead for the quiet solace I find in not letting myself get caught up with the busy. I know some thrive on the busy, the unexpected. Not me. I much prefer the slow, quiet shuffle into the season, with a focus on finding space to just be, and tune into what it is my heart and soul needs.
My hope for you, my friends, is that this season is what you want it to be. Maybe it is busy and you enjoy the hustle and bustle, or maybe it is slow and simple, with a bit of quiet on the side. Whatever it is, sink into it, soak up the moments, and enjoy.