I got to enjoy all my family members, one on one today throughout the day and that made me happy. This is what I wanted for Christmas, and it came early!
Charlie brought his bagel with him to my desk while I was working and decided to just sit on my lap and talk with me. With one hand, he shared a bite and he wrapped the other arm around my neck. I enjoyed his presence and did not rush him off, which felt good. He innocently wanted to be with me and didn’t have to say a word and I heard it.
Christian and I went driving together and practiced his skills behind the wheel, with him driving us to get his hair cut and then to look for new shoes. I realize that early next year, he will be able to drive himself and we won’t share these moments as frequently, if at all. I enjoyed his company.
Jeff came home from work before I had to leave and we sat on the couch by our Christmas tree together for 10 minutes, sharing a conversation before the next round of evening events. I loved that we both took the time to just chill and that the kids let us be without interrupting every 2 minutes.
Finally, Juliana came with me to my Christmas gift exchange party tonight and I was elated that she even wanted to come. She’s a high schooler and still likes me! I loved sharing glances and watching her interact with my friends, and enjoying the evening together. She is my angel.
Life is good, despite the stress and busyness of the holiday and work season, for those who choose presence.
Be present, BeLoveRs and choose to Be in the moments as they present themselves. Wishing you love and light and presence.