Monday, 14 December 2009

We’ve had our Christmas tree since the day after Thanksgiving, and it’s been snowing like crazy over the last few days, but I feel like Halloween was last week, and I barely glimpsed at Thanksgiving.
It might have a lot to do with my being completely immersed in my writing project, which is still not finished, but which I’m in love with 🙂

Maybe it’s because our Christmas tree is downstairs, as are the stockings and the nativity. Still, when I go check on the kids while they play, I can’t help but smile when I see the tiny figurine of a very pregnant Mary riding a donkey and accompanied by Joseph, as they make their way to the stable.
The two older kids are performing in the Nutcracker this year, and their rehearsal schedule is insane. AND, I had the brilliant idea of signing up the little ones for daily swimming lessons. Of course, as soon as classes started, they both got an awful cough. But oh well, they’re loving it!
I’ve updated the blog music and background, and even if I’m not posting everyday, I don’t want to lose the habit of updating the blog.
I’m grateful for my kids who keep the Christmas spirit alive, even when our schedule is so busy.
On Friday, Chubbers was too sick for swimming lessons, and when I was cleaning the kitchen I noticed she was sitting, quiet as a mouse (VERY out of character for her), looking out the window.
I asked her, “What are you looking at?”
And she sighed, and without looking at me answered, “Christmas.”
I want to open my eyes too, and my heart, and see Christmas just as she does, as all of my kids do.
See the magic of the most wonderful time of the year. 

2 responses to “Is it really almost Christmas?”

  1. Jenna says:

    I can't believe it's this close already. It still seems like it should be January or something.

    Sounds like you've been busy. Hope you catch some time to just chill. 🙂

  2. Valerie says:

    What a sweet little story about your daughter with a perfect picture to go with it. Merry Christmas!

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Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult author.

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