Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, though I’m finding that I enjoy the spirit of Thanksgiving more and more as the years go by. Of course, didn’t someone once say that holidays are even better with a child around? (I’m certain there’s an exact quote somewhere but I don’t know what it is.) What I’m not sure I’ve ever heard, however, is that each day with our children is a Holy Day.
Is being a parent challenging? Yes. Is it more than I sometimes believe I can do well? Yes. Does caring for a child call on each and every skill I’ve ever needed in an “outside” job? Yep. Do I make mistakes and sometimes wish I had a moment to redo? Yes again.
Is being a parent something that calls forth the very best of my heart, soul, and mind? Yes. Is it more vivid, inspiring, and amazing than I ever could have imagined? Yes. Does caring for Gracelyn leave me breathless with awe, gratitude, and contentment? Yes. Am I still immeasurably blessed even when I’ve goofed? Yes. For these and countless more “yes”es, I have determined that now I don’t need to wait for a holiday to truly savor the breadth and depth of life’s joy. Every day with my beloved Gracelyn is a holy, holy day.
May you each find that which brings holiness, and wholeness, to your lives. Wishing you a blessing-full holiday season!