Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's been a while since I last wrote in my blog. It seems like so much has been happening around here. We have been preparing for Christmas and celebrating Advent with our wreath, making paper window stars and home made presents as well as spending some time reflecting on what this time of year is about for us. With so much uncertainty in the world right now, being close to home, loving our family and friends and counting each blessing seems so important.

I just taught a weekend intensive a week and a half ago and it was one of the best weekends I have ever had. This was such an amazing group, with so much willingness to explore their possibilities and willingness to share their concerns. I came away from that weekend feeling so very blessed to be able to do this work.

We are so blessed with so much, sometimes I realize that we forget to stop and actually see how much we have and be grateful for it. The past few weeks have been a time for me to pause for a while and be thankful. This little bunny hopped into our yard the other day, we still can't figure out where it came from. We've never seen it before, and we haven't seen it since. It was one of those days that I was too lazy to cook supper and was daydreaming out the window. Because of my slacking the kids and I had an amazing moment to see this little creature that came by to see us. The excitement and wonderment that my kids experienced was pure magic. It's amazing how our lives can be full of moments like this, if we only stop for a while to daydream and take stock of how blessed we really are.

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