It seemed like most people in the #FMFParty tonight were either struggling with exhaustion, having a busy week, or being sick. Not the most enthusiastic of our chats but the love and prayers were still there. Then the prompt comes and the prompt is “choose your own prompt” which literally made me laugh out loud because it was like we were all at a mandatory party we didn’t want to be at so we could write on this epic prompt only to be told to think for ourselves. But KATE I wanted you to think for me today!! Didn’t you see that I am exhausted from being busy and sick!?!?
The weeks of December have literally flown by and now we are counting down the days until Christmas. I haven’t been particularly busy but the chaos seems to make me feel busier than I am… the visual chaos that is. Walking into any store, even the plain old grocery store, is sensory overload with all the sales and different seasonal snacks and when you are broke all you see are dollar signs and when you are like me and broke and wanting to be more of a minimalist this year all of that screams MESS in your face and causes you to want to retreat to your own house.
The few gift’s I have bought I picked up earlier on and technically I am ready, but they aren’t wrapped and while I know that will only take a few short minutes and it will be done with my brain is just making mountains out of molehills… More stuff to pull out means more stuff to put away and part of me wants to just shove the shopping bags under the tree and call it done but I don’t think that is fair to the kids… or to Jesus. We are after all celebrating HIS birthday and He is far more deserving of my effort even if I do feel rushed.
I think it’s been five minutes. Phew!
How are you all getting ready for the holidays and how are you dealing with your trials?