When Justine shared the concept behind her link up Simplify the Season, I was so excited. This is something I wholeheartedly believe in. I started thinking about what I wanted to share- a family recipe? A tradition? A holiday hack? And figured I had plenty of time to decide on the perfect topic. And then life happened.
This season has been anything but simple.
I've been sick the last two weeks.
I've been scrambling to make memories of this Christmas with the girls as it is all so fleeting.
And then the bombshell. There was a death in the family. My father in laws sister, Aunt De passed away leaving her three children (28, 25, 18) and numerous friends and family with a hole in their hearts and lives.
December has been crazy.
So, simple isn't quite the word I would use to describe the season we're in right now. Life is emotionally draining and feeling like an uphill battle. I'm so sick of being tired and oh so tired of being sick (super extra bonus points if you know who sings those lyrics) I'm feeling a bit hollow.
But then I realized in the midst of all the crazy I was still doing okay. Despite my not feeling well, I was still functioning. Despite the Christmas bucket list not going according to plan, we were still making family memories. Despite losing a beautiful, joyful, loving soul, we are comforted in the knowledge that she is now in Heaven with Jesus, without pain and sadness and weary.
And that's what this season is about. Jesus. His entrance into the world, humbling himself before all His creation to show us love. It is His strength I'm running on right now and I couldn't be more thankful or grateful that "unto us a child is born, to us a son is given." Isaiah 9:6
Now that. That is simple.
Linking up here.