Lately...

...there has been lots of this...I have been trying to purpose myself to not miss the little things...like how Moses gets a magical look on his face when he sees something Christmasey and fun...or sitting with him to watch the Christmas classics on TV...or listening to Moses sing Frosty the Snowman or Happy Birthday to Jesus...
...or taking every cuddle I can get from this little boy...and my wonderful husband...really listening to the words to Oh Holy Night (has the world ever felt quite so weary and in need of a thrill of hope?)...taking the time to do this little craft with Moses, just because I did it when I was little...
...enjoying my cup of coffee in the morning...and greeting my husband happily when he gets home from work...going with the flow...especially with Moses potty training himself...not only will he ask to go at home but now he asks to go when we are out and about too...making the assembling of Christmas (gifts, wrapping, baking, parties) a JOY and not a chore...

Just in general trying to live in a state of constant thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for...I am so blessed that it is often baffling to me...what did I ever do to deserve such a great life? Well...I guess I know that answer...nothing (nothing good at least)...but be in need of a Savior...one who looks past my stupidity and dumb decisions and takes my sins and cast them into the sea like a pebble...who reminds me this time of year and always to..."Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to ALL people". Does it get any better than that?


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Winners of the Mixed Media Mama giveaway are Courtney, April and Sara Luke. Let me know you saw this ladies then contact Chrissie to claim your prize. :)
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12 comments:

leasletters said...

Crystal,

Your post today really hit home for me. My family is going through a difficult time right now but I needed to be reminded of all the blessings we do have to be thankful for.

Thank you!

Courtney said...

no way!!! i can't believe i won! THANKS!

Courtney said...

oh, and i loved what you said in this post. so true. and we all need to be reminded of that these days...

April said...

So happy to have won my first Little Bit Funky Giveaway !!

Beautiful post Crystal....just so good.

Ah the little things.....its important to Stop....and look and listen...see the world thru your child's eyes along with them.....dont rush them all the time....let them soak it all up...and you just watch !!

hugs to you C

Traci said...

Ok...its TOO early to cry but you made me cry!!!! Thank you for sharing this post and Im going to do this same thing. This is how God intends for us to live and I WANT to meet him one day and be able to stand proudly!!!

meg duerksen said...

lovely.
hope you have a blessed day.
i am going to try to be more thankful today too. (instead of so darn crabby)

Holly said...

Thank you thank you thank you

Happy day, sweet friend.

Sara Luke said...

I have NEVER won a blog giveaway EVER! I think I'm happier than if I had won the lottery! Yay!

Catherine said...

I absolutely feel what you are saying. I was such a scrooge yesterday, but just watching my son's excitement as he unwrapped the ornaments this morning made me realize that we are surrounded by wonderful things...we just need to remember what they are and take the time to notice them. :)

BlueJShop said...

A lovely post. Thank you. :)
-Julie

Lacey in the Sky said...

I LOVE these pictures :) They make me feel calm and full of love!

Miss G said...

This is a great post! Amazing pics too, the trees in the coffee, wow. I have a post up today in the same theme. Check it out if you like. Kelly

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