The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas

The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas
We are all like sea shells tossed about in rough waters and being re-shaped in wondrous ways. But have you ever contemplated the notion that sea shells have to complete their journey through the rough waters before they get to rest on the shore? Yeah, we are ALL like sea shells and Heaven is The Great Shore.

Friday, December 23, 2011

2 Days Before Christmas

Greetings Everybody,
For those of you who are 100%, Absolutely Positively Completely Finished with all of your Christmas Shopping...please just HUSH lol


Ok, confession time:  We still have a handful of items we need to get:
-3 gift cards
-1 actual item to buy (thankfully from a place that is no where close to The Mall)


...Oh Yeah...And a few more last minute things from the grocery store... for Christmas Breakfast... and the food items we will carry when visiting family in the area.


But All in All, I think that it will be a quickly dispatched task-list this morning.


How Quickly?
How Much "Pain in the Backside" Is Still Left In This Holiday Shopping Season?



Answer: I suspect that 1 hour will take care of what is still left to be done and that it will be relatively painless lol


Honestly, this has been a very frenzy-free Christmas Holiday Season for me.
Shopping Included.
It has indeed been what my soul wanted...a gentle season.
Calm.
Very Low Key.


In fact, when others have asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year, for the first time in my life, I do not have an answer.  
Can't think of one single thing.


Oh, There are things that I would enjoy, and there are probably things I would LOVE to have.
But there is nothing that I am just yearning for, or am in desperate need of.


I just want family around me.


I just want to sit on the sofa in the evenings with the Christmas Tree lit and be near him and be still and happy.


I just want to be able to give my daughter, son-in-law and that grandson of mine a really nice Christmas.


And I think we just may have been able to accomplish that this year lol.


There are 2 days left before Christmas, and at this moment, there is Serenity.


We'll see how the next two days go...but at present there is Serenity.


(That doesn't mean that there are not things going wrong...I cite the plumbing issue in the master bathroom as a prime example of this point.)


The fittings began to leak, soaking the area rugs...and Hubby had to go to work on the pipes and tubing. LOL. He was THRILLED about it, I assure you lol.


Now, don't get me wrong,  I have EVERY faith that he will fix it, but not quickly. And not easily. lol...in This HOUSE, such repair issues require a process lol...and that process involves MULTIPLE trips to the hardware store...and a LOT of frustration on his part lol. But Ultimately He will Fix whatever gets broken around here. lol.


Still...somehow the Plumbing Issue didn't disturb my serenity.


I suspect that he will get the repairs done today.


(... more to the point I suspect that He suspects that he BETTER get it fixed today, lest my serenity disappear and be replace by me attempting to channel
"Attila The Hun On a BAD HAIR Day"   Yeah I might have been known to do that lol)


Anyway...here's to Serenity This Christmas...with 2 Days left Before the Big Day.


Blessings to One and All.


In Him,
Grace



2 comments:

Betsy said...

Don't feel bad...I'm not done! One more gift to buy, a grocery trip for a few last minute things, and I haven't wrapped a single gift! ha.

Have a wonderful Christmas, Grace! xo

Grace said...

Awww Thank You Betsy,

Even though I don't really know you, you and your 5 Men have been in my prayers since I found your blog.

Your story touches something deep in soul, and your blog is so very special and inspirational.

I might have mentioned that we have an Autistic Family member as well. And though I do not live with those challenges daily(she is not my child), I HAVE seen the impact that ONE Autistic Child has on EVERY aspect of her family's life...

One day we will talk more about this.

But for now a BLESSING for you & yours:

May God Almighty Support You With His Strong Right Arm.
May HE watch over your comings and goings.
May HE provide ENOUGH of everything that is needed.
May HE Shelter You, Guide You, Sustain You, and Surprise You with HIS Tender Mercies.
And May You DWELL in the HOUSE of the LORD FOREVER.

In Him
Grace