Do you ever find yourself completely chained by life’s lists?
Those every looming things you know you need to get done. I often times find myself struggling to let go of my list.
I think to myself that if I can just get everything crossed off my list, then I can…
Yet, rest doesn’t come because with everything line I cross out a new item is added.
Last week I worked hard to get my lists crossed off. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw a picture of what my week looked like.
I made sure to cross off things that needed to be done by 4pm on Friday + prohibit myself from adding anything new.
What work needed to be done could wait.
My soul needed rest.
As we spent Saturday as a family preparing for our trip to the mountains for Christmas, I felt myself growing with excitement.
There’s something so peaceful about being able to getaway from life + all its busyness.
To block out all the noise and just allow yourself to live in each moment as it comes.
For the last several days we have played in the snow together, baked together, cooked together, sang in the car at the top of our lungs together + spend quality time hugging, cuddling and loving on each other.
It feels as though Katelyn + Brayden are growing up before my eyes.
It seems like only yesterday Katelyn was a little pink bundle, refusing to be swaddled, but yet managed to be one of the most perfect little sleepers.
Brayden is turning into this sensitive soul, who loves with his whole heart. My heart swelled last night as I watched him walk up the stairs to our cabin, holding his Auntie’s hand when he looked up at her and said, “Yaya (Leah), I wuv you.”
Ahhhh that’s what rest will do to you.
It will open your eyes. your heart. your soul.
It will help you to see what’s right in front of you + remind you to never allow yourself to miss a moment.
Work can always wait, but these little souls, cannot.
They need to be nurtured, shaped, loved + cherished.
Even though we are headed home tomorrow, I can’t wait to continue to spend time as a family.
I want to capture these moments and bottle them up.
I’m so thankful for such a wonderful Christmas, filled with joy + rest.
If you don’t see me much in the next couple of days, it’s because I’m focusing on my family and soaking up as much time as I can before school starts again.
Did I mention Brayden’s first day of school is January 8th? Time you suck!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
Did you get anything special for Christmas this year?