One week and one day until Christmas! Our tree is up and decorated, stockings are hung, garlands grace our front porch… and I am intentionally taking time to remember the joy of this season, rather than fixating on all the to-do lists and schedules.
It’s funny – every time Allen and I start looking at our calendar and thinking there’s too much going on, our family gets sick. We aren’t sure if it is weakened immune systems from the stress of everything or the Lord’s way of saying, “Just STOP! Slow down, you crazies!”… but either way, that’s what we’re fighting this week: Congestion. Coughing. Sneezing. Runny noses.
So yeah – you can pray for healing for our family this week.
Our weekend plans varied greatly because of these pesky colds: No Colony Christmas fun, no cookie decorating, no children’s Christmas performance at church… instead, we had lots of movie marathons, cuddles, cocoa, and playing with Duplos. I feel like we’re just preparing for our move to Togo already by figuring out how to continue to do life in the midst of these illnesses. We’ll be exposed to a whole new onslaught of germs and bugs in the next few years!
In addition to praying for us to get over these colds ASAP, you can pray for these things:
Have a great week, friends. Eat some yummy Christmas cookies, sing some carols, and reflect on the joy of this season.
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