Today we begin the process of packing away the Christmas decor. It makes me so sad, but not because I'm sad to see Christmas go, but because I know that this next year will fly by and things will change. Some for the good, and some things will disappear forever.
I know that by this time next year I probably won't hear...
"Mommy, yook! Chris-chris tree!" "Mommy, yook! Chris-chris yights!" "Mommy, yook! Jesus!"
Boo will probably be potty-trained.
Bean will probably be off to college.
Fish will have made his First Communion.
Foo will have grown even taller and enter into high school. He'll probably be a 3rd degree black belt by then.
Lem will probably not be my cute baby girl, but rather, a beautiful young lady.
The seasons are always changing around here. My New Year's resolution is to try to soak up each moment as it comes and find the beauty in it because it won't last forever.
And while I know that I can somewhat predict what will happen this year, all things are left in His hands for good reason.
Whatever may come this year, I pray that when we unpack for Christmas 2009, we are all able to recall the beautiful memories of the past, embrace the pain that drives us to our knees, and become more like Christ as we journey through this thing called Life.