It’s hard to believe that Christmas is this week!
The kids won’t let me forget how many days …
now it’s only 3, “not including today,” as I’m often told.

We haven’t written a Christmas letter yet.
When I do, this family picture will accompany them.
But I do have all my Christmas shopping done.
I had such a fun time this year buying unique gifts for the kids.

Steve only works a 1/2 day on Wednesday, then has a 4 day weekend.
Next week, is the same.
So, we’ll head to Cuchara for the New Year.

Amidst all the Christmas planning and anticipation,
we’ve also been working on our bank proposal.
Mom and Steve met with 6 bankers last week.
One more appointment is set for this week.
Then, it’s wait and see.
January 31st is the deadline to have a loan confirmation.
We are hopeful … and anxious all at the same time.

With Christmas and New Years, we will be forced to rest and relax.
Patience must set in and faith that if this is what God would have for us,
He will orchestrate all the details.
This is a great opportunity for me to grow in trust and patience.
I am a driver, a go-getter, who likes everything done now.
Some things I cannot control, and this is one.
It’s a true exercise in rest.

While I wait, I’ll enjoy this Christmas season.