Life always seems to get hectic right as the holidays are approaching. I have no idea why. I always try to plan for the unexpected and schedule in extra free time and grace for myself around this time of year, but it never seems to work. Even this year.
It's really just been a whirlwind for Justin and I these past few weeks. We've both been sick- twice. I have had increasing migraines these last few weeks and had to go back into see my neurologist. I was injured at work. Justin has been increasingly busy at work as the holiday season approaches, as with any church this time of year. We're trying to figure out my work schedule and when we can see all of our families. Plus trying to buy presents. No more than any other American at this time, right? We can all attest though that it's stressful.
For us though, these past two weeks have been stressful. Justin's grandfather went in for open heart surgery about two weeks ago, had multiple complications after surgery and was in the ICU for almost a week and a half. Sadly, Tony passed away on Saturday. So this week has been a blur of funeral arrangements, family flying in from everywhere, the viewings and tomorrow the funeral mass and burial. Tony was a great man whose family loved him very very much. We will all miss him and I will miss not getting the chance to really know him or for our children (to-be) to know him. It's been a hard few days.
Needless to say, I'm excited for Christmas, celebrating Jesus' birth and the fact that He CHOSE to come and live us, and for seeing family BUT I'm really excited for January. I just can't wait to rest.