I sat down to create a fun Gathered Home holiday gift guide/wish list and I was just hijacked by emotion.
Humbled. Grateful. Content. Blessed…
I felt like I was slapped across the face with the truth of this realization:
This year has been intense. Loved ones have hurt. I have hurt. At times I have been so swallowed up by the hurt of this year that I couldn’t see the joy and the relief and the love.
Loved ones have celebrated good things. I have celebrated good things.
And right now sitting and thinking about the sum of this year hurts, but in a good way.
Because of the love of family and friends that have been a sustaining force of good this year. Because love is everything.
And somehow pretty shiny things were just completely overshadowed… Because love is everything and I truly have all that I need right now.
I didn’t mean to get all mushy on you! But I want to thank you, friends, readers, for all the love I have received from you this year – for your grace and encouragement. It’s small token, but I want to offer you a free “Love Is Everything” printable and my wishes that your holiday season is just filled – overflowing – with love!
I’ll be back later this week with the usual Gathered Home fun!