Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I think that there comes a time in our lives when we stop and realize that time flies by. As I sit here in my recliner, staring at my Christmas tree and the stockings all hung in order from oldest to youngest, I am smiling.


Full of life.

It was this time last year that I was not in the mood to blog.

I was not in the mood for decorating for Christmas.

I was only in the mood to somehow make it through each day until my husband came home from Afghanistan.

It was hard. It was tough. On some days it was unbearable to get through.

This year?

I am soaking it all in.

I have three daughters. Three.

My husband is home.

Said husband is constantly tormenting me--and even though I may act annoyed or roll my eyes at his constant teasing?

I love it. I love him. I love my family.

To say that I am blessed this year is an understatement. I am more than blessed--and for that I am grateful.


Anonymous said...

Here is to soaking it all up this year! Enjoy the Christmas season friend!

Ducky said...

It is a blessing itself to sit back and recognize the blessings around us. <3 Merry Christmas

Jenny said...

You sound amazingly happy and that is the best way to feel around the holiday season!

Anti-Supermom said...

You should soak it all in, it's amazing what a difference a year can make.

My sister is coming home from Afghanistan the beginning of Jan. It's going to be a great 2012 for her family!

amanda said...

i am so so so happy for you. here's to soaking it up the entire holiday season!! you soooo deserve it :)


Mellisa Rock said...

I was just thinking about the passage of time yesterday! Thanks for the great reminder about looking at all the blessings in life! Have a great week!

Crystal said...

Thats wonderful soak it all in till there is no more!!