But actually I'm talking about letting go of the guilt and stress of the holiday season. I just realized it is December 10th and every night I work like a dog and stress about all the things I need to do to get ready for Christmas. I used to read articles in magazines about how to limit your stress around the holidays and I couldn't believe people would stress about shopping and baking, etc. It's supposed to be fun!
Now I get it. I won't bore you with my "to do" list but I will tell you after a "come to Jesus" with my husband tonight, it just got a lot shorter. I have to be realistic that with a high maintenance baby and two other kids, stuff just isn't going to be perfect and awesome all the time. There has been one major thing that I have been putting off and I just decided tonight to let it go. It ain't gonna happen and that's okay.
I want to enjoy the rest of the month. I'm done being frantic. I love wrapping gifts (I love the smell of wrapping paper!) I love baking when it's not in a frenzy to get the goodies on a plate to a neighbor! I love seeing the lights at Temple Square when it's not with the youth group and one more thing to cross off my list. So my goal is to slow down, not worry so much about buying people the perfect gift (sorry!) or what I'm wearing to various functions and actually enjoy the season. I'm going to spend more time thinking about my Saviour and what the season is really about--celebrating His birth and His life! Oh, and I'm going to read this about the true meaning of Christmas by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. It is awesome. Be prepared to cry.