School has finished, assemblies attended. Sports all wrapped up for the year. All parenting duties done, pressies bought, supplies in cupboards - phew! Who said we would never get there? Are the few days leading up to Christmas not the busiest and hardest? I think so. But I think there is a BIG pay off for it. If I am super organised by the two days before Christmas Eve, I can really join in the festivities of the Yule tide and do so with ENERGY!
We won't be having any visitors this year, just my brood. We will still have all the trimmings and hopefully it will be warm on Boxing Day so we can hang out in the backyard and feast on left overs. Bliss!
More importantly, Christmas is the time of year that heralds the end of year, it calls for goodwill and peace to all. In the next few days I will drop off a few hampers and make a few donations. Not much really of an effort in the scheme of things but at this stage it is the best I can do. I will pray for those in the Philippines and those in war zones such as Syria and other countries we hear nothing of, for their safety and care. I will pray that those who seek asylum into this country and are being held in inhumane conditions hold their hope fast and remain healthy in mind and faith - it is truly all they have at the moment until the government of this country begins to behave in a more decent manner, one that reflects the true values of Australian society. I will also pray that all road users arrive at their destinations in one piece - road fatalities are so pointless and heart breaking. I will think of those who do not have family and are alone or perhaps even unwanted - next year as my kids are bigger I hope I might be able to participate in a charity lunch for such folk. Christmas it gives me so much to think about.
So I will celebrate the birthday of Jesus, by reflecting on the year, being grateful for all I have, for all I see, for the safety my family and I enjoy and I will share what I can.
So to you dear blogger's, thank you for all your support and being part of my life. May you and your families enjoy a truly beautiful and safe Christmas. See you all after the festivities.
Miss Prudence xxx