I'm looking at a pile of Christmas cards. I have not finished one of them. And it's a photo card. Liz has put all the return addresses on and stamped them all. But I have yet to write even one.
However, I am ALMOST finished with all the Christmas shopping and the wrapping is about 2/3 complete.
Tomorrow I need to call all those who signed up for the giving tree we're hosting and ask them to please bring their gifts in on the 20th so we can deliver them on that day, before we all leave. I'm trying not to think too much about what to do if they aren't all there. I guess I should have a contingency plan. After all, those kids need to get their presents.
The tree is up and there are lights on it, but no ornaments. Most of the other decorations are also not up yet. Oh dear.
Liz has a music ministry rehearsal tomorrow. She and I have just finished writing in a cello line of music on several of the songs.
Two of my children are in the Christmas play at their high school. Jim has a main part. Three performances. God bless my husband for running to Meijers at 10:00 PM to get the two liter bottles of pop they need for the cast meal.
But I am relatively calm. God is giving me peace (relative to the stress, if you know what I mean.) Lord, may I finish what you want me to finish. May I not neglect my time with you. May I let go of what simply won't get done. And remember to love. (And ask for help from my family---which I have been doing :-)
I am preparing for the celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace. May I never forget that. Come, Lord Jesus.