It's Tuesday again, where to start. All the events that have transpired since last Tuesday there is so much that I could talk about.
Last Tuesday I wrote to you about Christmas festivities and my "Mamma Heart". Today is the first day of Winter Break! The kids are home from school and we are just relaxing. I greeted them with some hot chocolate and cookies when they got home. They of course were all smiles and giggles.
We have so much planned for the next 2 weeks, multiple family Christmas parties, New Years party with our friends, game nights, church, the list goes on.
So as I break for blissful Holiday wonder, I leave you with this. Remember that as you gather with your family and your friends to celebrate the birth of Jesus, to take moments to give Him thanks for all that He is in your life and all the many blessing that you have.
I will likely be taking a break from my Random Tuesday Musings next week since it is Christmas day! I hope you all have an amazing Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for checkin' in today.
In closing I ask that you join me as I continue to lift up those affected by the shooting in Newtown, Ct., as they walk through this season grieving the loss of their loved-ones.
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
This year has been amazing!!! We celebrated many milestones this year including the one year anniversary of moving into our new home in October. We also celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary and being friends for 24 years! Our time together has not always been easy but we would not change a moment of it. It has been a part of becoming who we are today and shown us the strength and faithfulness of the Lord in many ways. Also has been a testimony we had been able to share with others. I am blessed to be married to my best friend.
Tom started off the year turning 34 in January. He is still enjoying working at Education Service Center, Region XI. Where they offer continuing education for teachers. He is a part of their "Geeks on call" dept there, hehe. No seriously, he is a Database Programmer but I never think that job title encompasses all that he does. He is such a smart man and really does have a heart for people. One of this things that I think I have noticed more this year than ever with Tom is how much of a giver he is.
So this is me. When I look at this picture it quickly time travels me back to the year I took it and all that it enveloped. I was a young mom of several young children. Their ages were 2, 4, 4, and 5. I know crazy, right?! Or was it just His plan for me. I remember feeling lonely, alone, rejected, unwanted but this wasn't the first time in my life I had felt these things. I had experienced these feelings since I was a very small child. This lie in my life did not relent even for a moment. It didn't matter if I was standing in a room full of people, I felt alone. I would put a smile on my face and go about my day as if I had it all together but I was broken inside. Broken into millions of tiny microscopic pieces that in my mind and heart I did not believe I could or would ever recover from.
So I was thinking about my Random Tuesday Musing and trying to decide what I would share about today. This morning as I emerged from my mama chambers, tossing a hat on to cover my messy bed hair. The first thing I announce to the room is "10 minutes". We have 10 minutes before we have to leave.
Then the check list commenced:
1. Are your lunches ready?
2. Everyone have your backpacks?
3. Reading logs signed?
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