So, i am sitting here roasting myself in front of a fire... Drinking my morning cup, madelyne is eating a bowl of mint chip ice cream for breakfast... (yup she's our third) lol and i am thinking. Thinking about how good it is to just sit. I have been going going going for the last few weeks. Trying to prepare for shows and Christmas and life....
When it hit me.... One week. One week till Christmas day. I told jen this week that i was stressed. Christmas was becoming a stress for me. She loveingly reminded me that it was a stress because, well, we aren't focused on what christmas really is about. Yup. Thanks Jen. That is for sure. then my mind went to Mary. ( or Marylou as maddie insits on calling her... )
How do you think she felt one week before she gave birth to our Saviour? Do you think she was complaing about riding on the donkey? How about how uncomfortable you are a week before you give birth, do you think she was saying to Joseph how she couldn't wait to give birth? How she couldn't see her feet anymore...swollen ankles... Heartburn....having to go to the bathroom every ten minutes...can't sleep...can't eat very much....? I had never before thought about these things. Now throw on top of all that riding on a donkey for days going to Bethlehem....
Yikes. By the way have you ever riden bareback? I have. its not so comfortable ...now throw nine months pregnant into the equation.... Well anyway, lets just say she endured alot. She did! She did it to bring us the Messiah!
I want to tell Mary, one day when i get to meet her, Thank you. Thank you for giving life to the King of Peace. Thank you for all the sacrifices that you made as his Mom, even before he was born.
Anyway, that's what i was sitting here thinking about. Have a wonderful Sunday. Enjoy this upcoming week. Try not to be stressed about finding the perfect gift....we already have it.
I hope you have it too. But incase you don't and you want to know why that precious baby was sent to save us... Email me and i will share it with you.