Friday, December 30, 2011

Tonight I un-decked our halls. And for probably the first time ever, I'm not totally sad about it. Normally, Christmas being over makes me But for many reasons, this year I'm fine with it.

It's not that we didn't have a great Christmas, because we totally did (pictures to come). It's just that I'm ready to move on. Start the New Year. This month has been a fantastic one in many ways, but it's also been a strange one.

I haven't worked for the last 6 weeks, and as of yesterday am starting a new job in January. I'm both excited and nervous for this. Excited because it's a great opportunity and seems like a wonderful work environment. Nervous because it'll be all NEW, and I haven't started a new job in 6 years. And my memory/brain function isn't what it used to be pre-twins...=).

Having so much time off has been fantastic. Dave has been off for Christmas break, which has meant many full days of our little family of 4 being together. Such a gift. We've done a lot of fun things, and a lot of nothing - both of which have been glorious.

We've had some major changes within our Church in the past 2 weeks, including our pastor (whom we adore) resigning. We so love our Church, and didn't realize what a huge part of our lives it was (is) until it's structure was uprooted recently.

We've watched a family we love unexpectedly find themselves in a tumultuous season, and we've ached for them.

When you watch someone you admire -someone you think has the answers- fall, it's unsettling. If it could happen to them, what chance do I have? Luckily, in the past few years I've been bombarded with the message of Grace, and what God expects -requires- of us. To love Mercy.

I guess all this adds up to why I'm ready to usher in the New Year. Ready for some structure and order, our new routine.

But not without first documenting my babies 2nd Christmas...=). Hopefully I'll get to that tomorrow.


Jen S. said...

Congrats Kendra on your new job! I hope it's great, and that you really like it. I can't wait to hear how it goes.

I'm very sorry to hear about the pastor resigning. Also sad to hear of your friends having a hard time. It's so hard to watch someone go through something difficult. I hope it gets better for them soon.

Lastly, I love your Christmas card--THANK YOU! I was so excited when we got it! It's SO CUTE! Thanks again. :)

Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family, Kendra! Sending lots of Happy New Year hugs!!

Once Upon A Time said...

Good luck with the new job!

Aunt Carol said...

Curious to know about the new job when you've got some time. Sorry about your pastor leaving. Hopefully, your church will settle down into feeling like home again. If not, the Hoffman family would be a welcome addition to any church.

Love, Aunt Carol