And that each one of us will be in every moment this Christmas....not just go through the motions...but be in every moment realizing the treasure of each one and each family member we are blessed to spend this Christmas time with! And the lifetime memories to be made.
This morning I was thinking about my neighbors and what I would make them for Christmas. I am thankful for the neighbors we are blessed to have! For the past several Christmases, I have made PW's Cinnamon Rolls and hand delivered warm pans of the delicious goodness! I love baking them...they are time consuming but I love how my home smells like Christmas when the pans of Cinnamon Rolls are baking!
I was thinking about making something a little less labor intensive as I have been so so busy! I still have one last minute photography order that I am waiting to be delivered to I can deliver it to my client and then I am taking a little break to enjoy my family
I have visions of sleeping in (past 5:00 a.m.) staying in my pajamas until noon, watching all the Hallmark Christmas movies I have recorded on our DVR, getting mani/pedis with my girls, Pumpkin Spice Lattes that always come with fun conversations, fires in the fireplace, giggling so hard until our sides hurt, enjoying looking at all of the beautiful Christmas cards we have received,driving around to look at Christmas lights, Christmas Eve Candle light service, spending time with family...and dreaming of a white Christmas. I CANNOT wait!
While I was searching for a new recipe to make for my neighbors, I came across Candy Cane Mice. I remember making red candy cane mice for my girls to give to their classmates at school when they were in elementary. I think my mom made these for me when I was little too. And these simple mice flooded my mind with wonderful memories!
Thank you Heavenly Father, for the treasured memories I am blessed to have and the excitement of new memories to be made this year. Please, help me to be in the moment and to treasure each one! And please comfort those who are brokenhearted and be ever present as only You can!