I am in the process of a tedious blog overhaul, so please excuse the weirdness that is my blog at the moment. Apparently, I have nothing better to do this time of year than make myself nuts over posting format and date placement. In the midst of the crazy that is the holiday season, I’m so happy to be joining up with Emily at Chatting at the Sky for Tuesdays Unwrapped. She encourages us to take one month, one day, one moment to stop and see. Join me there?
December days feel rushed and hurried and fuzzy around the edges. I sat and stared at my calendar today, and realized that as the days stack up so do the commitments. I wanted to cry. I wanted to throw my ‘Mom’s Plan It’ calendar across the room. Who are these moms and why are they always planning things? I wanted to pencil in ridiculous events like ‘throw hissy fit’ and ‘eat ungodly amounts of chocolate’. These things will probably happen anyway, but it would feel good to know that I had delivered and executed on a plan.
Most of the other things on my calendar will happen as well. I will attend a concert and watch my little snowman melt onstage. I’ll do drop offs and pick ups. I’ll travel miles and miles across oceans and time zones to watch my little people unwrap gifts with loved ones. I will spend lots of time and some money shopping the aisles at Target.
I wish I could pencil it in, this need to notice. This longing to see the beauty in the everyday, to see Emmanuel. But it’s a heart thing, not a head thing. So instead of scribbling in my Mom’s Plan It, I’ll pray that my eyes would remain open, my spirit awakened, and my heart ready to store up the treasure, to take notice.