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What a Week! Busyness, Hope, Expectation


Monday, Monday, here we are again. Coming off an insanely busy weekend, we're entering an even busier new week. Last night, as I laid my head down beside Baby C, I thought about Thanksgiving week, and all of the things that need to be done before our home is filled with 20+ people on Thursday afternoon. Truth be told, I absolutely love hosting family gatherings. It's one of my favorite things in the world. To see our loving home filled with people we love makes all the hard work we've been putting into our home renovation worth it. It's just, that we're lacking time... you know, the time needed to get it all done.

I had hoped I would be further along with my Christmas decorating. It's sort of half done, and I am lacking the motivation to get my rear into gear to get it finished. Keeping the house picked up is hard with a toddler, and adding our renovation mess to the mix just adds to the chaos. I asked my husband if the house would ever stop being a pain. Silence. His answer was crystal clear. A top-to-bottom renovation is a never-ending job, and without time on our side to get projects done, we're left with a lot of loose ends.

Sleep evades me. I wake up at 4:30 every morning, ready to begin my work day, yet utterly exhausted. 'It'll pass,' they say. 'They days are long, but the years are short.' Right. I know. I see it. My first baby is a thirteen-year-old. How? When? Too fast. Thoughts feel disjointed- everything scattered. I've become forgetful, and it's not in my nature to be so. It'll pass. It will pass. It has to.

Thursday will come and go in a flash. We'll prep, cook, clean, visit, feast, and then it's full-on to Christmas. Advent season. I love it. It's even busier, but it's a necessary busy. Things won't happen the way they're supposed to without that busyness. And yet, I hope... for that silent night. I wait with expectation, marveling at the mystery of it all- that a tiny baby will come to us and save the world.

Come, Lord Jesus. Even in this chaos, we wait for You. Help us be patient. Help us slow down. Help us make room. 

Wishing you a wonderful week.

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