Merry Christmas, friends.

It’s been an interesting year for me and for our family. Time, the sneaky thief, has a way of marching forward without regard to my tender human feelings. (Read: “Hey, Time, SLOW DOWN, dang it!”)

I’ve felt the highest of highs and lowest of lows this year, and through it all, I have been reminded over and over how deeply grateful I am for this imperfectly perfect family of mine and for a loving and merciful Savior, Jesus Christ.

Without Him, I would certainly be lost amid life’s stormy waters. I am so deeply grateful for His redeeming mercy and love and for the gentle reminders this poignant time of year of his birth and life.

I know that I don’t know many of you “in real life,” but from the depths of this homebody, blogger heart, I very much wish each of you an intense and abundant measure of peace and joy and love and happiness.

I hope you can feel through this silly little screen how much I treasure and value you – your kindness, loyalty, and the time you choose to spend here when time is so incredibly precious. Thank you for being here and for inspiring me in so many ways.

See you in the new year! 💗💗