One perk (and minor annoyance) to being a stay-at-home mama, is that I rarely pay attention to the date. Did you know that Christmas is in five days? I didn’t, until yesterday that is. I honestly thought I had another week of preparation. Whoopsie doodles.
Last night, when I should have been doing one of 5,000 things on my to-do list, or perhaps more practical, sleeping, I stitched up this little piece while watching Home Alone. I needed to do it. I had to remind myself that I am truly enough, just as I am, right now, in this moment. Our home, even in its current disheveled state, is enough. The contents of our fridge and pantry, are enough. It is unrealistic to think that I have time to make all of the handmade gift ideas that I have swimming around in my head, create a plethora of lovely handmade holiday items for our home, and also have time to partake in the numerous holiday festivities that we want to attend. It’s just not possible. And you know something? That’s okay. I might still have 5,000 things left to do, but now it’s about prioritizing those and letting go of the unnecessary, so that I might truly enjoy what’s left of this holiday season. Because that’s what it’s all about.
I wish you all health and happiness this holiday season, from my family, to yours.
And if you’re feeling bogged down or stressed out, please realize, that you are enough.