Monday, December 31, 2012

It wasn't as bad as I thought

     In my last blog, I feared the hectic Christmas season would give me the Negative Nellys. I was  fretting it would be the first Christmas my kids wouldn't be at my house. I admit I had to fight the desire to pout about it.  But as I sit here today, thinking about how the week went, it all worked out. On Sunday afternoon the 23rd, we headed to Hollie and Zacks, where we met Brent and Caroline, so we could have the Russell family Christmas for a few hours.

     Then we headed to my moms for the big McDowell Christmas Eve Eve event. With so many ministers in the family (you know it) we have our own candle light service. We spent the night and opened Presents on Christmas Eve. We left around noon so that we could make it back to Big Mac for the Christmas Eve service at FBC Mcalester. The house was packed and we had a great time worshiping the new King! We wondered what to do with ourselves on Christmas Day. We decided to participate in a community Christmas event hosted by our church. About 11:00 we got a call from Hollie saying they were on theri way to our house for Christmas. This mom's heart was glad. They got here just in time for the snow. It was wonderful. We had a great time sledding and playing in the snow.

They headed home the next day and we had a little down time before Tim left on Thursday to go on his annual Father & Son fishing trip.  This year was a little special because Brent is moving out of state and may not be able to do it next year.  Anyway, they about froze but were very successful.

     I headed to Mom's for a girl shopping trip. We were on a mission to find a Mother of the Groom dress. I wish I could say we were successful but that wouldn't be the truth. Let me just say I am not prepared to wear a mini skirt to the wedding. I know the perfect dress is out there and I will find it even if I have to go shopping a few more times.(if you know what I mean)
     I realize that I wasted so much time dwelling on what I might miss that I could have missed everything. I am so blessed with a family that loves to get together no matter what the circumstance. I am blessed with a church that loves to worship and care for the needs of others. Most of all I am blessed with a Savior who will let this Negative Nelly whine but will bless her anyway.

Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, "Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!" Psalms 35:27

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