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Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Holiday – Day 7: Christmas Day

I woke up to a silent house. I was excited for the day to begin, for the joy and fun of giving and getting gifts, but the house was quiet. The fog was lifting over the lake and I spent a few minutes outside alone thinking about how blessed I am. How incredibly fortunate. This blog is cathardic, its one of the reasons that I am still plugging away with this ‘writing thing’ even though my life is so full of too much, I often talk about the hard and I think that I try to balance that out with the good. But let’s be honest, when working through hard things there is a ton to process. Because I don’t need to keep questioning and trying to figure out the good stuff. Good stuff isn’t hard or confusing its just GOOD. But man there is SO MUCH GOOD here.

At least I got to contemplate the balance of good and hard in warm weather. A nice old 70 degrees in Atlanta, even better than our normal sunny LALA land at 55.

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Finally one by one people started waking up. First of course the baby, because she likes to wake up at the crack of dawn, and then all the rest. We opened up our gifts to the rising sun. We opened them one at a time, with 14 of us it took forever, but we had nothing on the agenda today. We weren’t in any hurry. And I loved to see everyone’s reactions to their gifts. We stopped to eat breakfast, each of us dropping into the kitchen and back out to watch more presents being open. It was an epic gift giving session and we didn’t finish until 1:15.

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And as an added perk to all the awesomeness we finally got to meet the oh so tiny, oh so adorable new little addition. Ms. Fairy’s new little mini baby. At only two weeks old they didn’t stay long. New mama and new baby were tired. But we were at least happy for a visit.

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The rest of the day was spent playing, hanging, relaxing, and eating. Yummmm Christmas trifle.
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