Giving yourself Grace

In the new world of Pinterest  perfection it can be really hard to give yourself grace. I do have to say though I am a glorified Pinterest stalker. I love the site and everything it has to offer but with that being said it is complete overwhelm.  I think I have over 5000 things pinned, again OVERWHELM! I say all of this to say that this past holiday season I had no choice but to give myself grace.

This past holiday season I was down for the count a week before Christmas. Thank goodness I put the tree up before Thanksgiving this year which was a first. I also need to give a big shout out to my darling husband who really took over the Christmas shopping as well. So all I really needed to do was wrap everything. Do you like wrapping presents? I don’t, but hey it was all the energy I had to do anything. If you follow me on Instagram I mentioned that I also decided to move all the bedrooms around. All three bedrooms got a makeover. My kiddos now share the biggest room and we took the second biggest room which is tiny to say the least and the smallest became our office. Since I am trying to do more work from home now and hubby is back in school online we needed the space to do those things.

After getting knocked down with bronchitis that took me almost two weeks to start to feel better from, Christmas had come and gone. I wasn’t able to give the “Christmas” experience I had envisioned in my head. The boys didn’t miss much, I mean they’re boys so they don’t need all the extra fluff like I think they do. Seeing my boys enjoy it anyway really helped me to realize all the extra isn’t necessary. All we really need is family, our health and the love we share. Hope you have a happy and healthy 2017!


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