As much as I love the holidays, I admit that the thought of the Christmas season “officially” starting this weekend gives me small waves of panic. Let’s just say that sometimes December can be a tough and VERY busy month.
When Dean and I were dating and first married, our holidays were spent putting hundreds of miles on our cars as we drove to where his family lived for a couple days, journeyed an hour and a half to my family’s Christmas Eve gathering and back, and then spent time with some of his family before making the trek back home.
After we moved to the Northwest for seminary, we added plane travel to the itinerary, often driving an additional five hundred miles or more to make sure we got to visit as many people as we could. There was a lot of hurrying and scurrying, and not much in the way of peace or rest.
Our most peaceful Christmas was probably the one when I was too pregnant to travel with our first baby due in January…..