I've actually got several blog topics rattling around in my mind - unfortunately I haven't had much time to devote to blogging! It's OK - a happy type of busy-ness during this Holiday season. O/our family observes Christmas (as I mentioned in my last entry.)
We've pared down much this holiday season, sending fewer greeting cards, giving fewer gifts, and generally seeking fewer extravagances while still providing quality opportunities for family time.
One small thing I enjoy as the Day of celebration draws closer is listening to a variety of Christmas music. There's one song which brings me to tears - it's by Newsong and it's called "The Christmas Shoes". It's a song that helps put all the little problems in life into perspective.
I heard another song on the radio the other day too. One I hadn't heard in many years, by Patty Lovelace, called "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye?" And it hit me hard and the tears started running down my face and I couldn't stop them. It isn't a Christmas song at all, but it still forces the listener to place the events of life into perspective.
There's been plenty of cheerful music and happiness going on too - please don't misunderstand. As I deal with some of the changes in my own life and make the adjustments needed, these are the songs and thoughts that stick with me.