Christmas blues and looking forward to the new year

Monday, December 28, 2015

So Christmas is over and I have to admit I am kind of sad. I love getting ready for Christmas, listening to Christmas music, Christmas movie binge watching, making gifts and treats and gathering with friends and family. Though most years I am ready to get rid of all the Christmas paraphernalia; I have refused this year to get rid of the Christmas tree till after New Years. It's just so pretty.

I think the biggest reason I am sad is because I need something new to look forward to. I am feeling a bit restless. I go through this every year. I know mostly that I need to hide myself in Jesus until I am lost in him. I need to make it my goal to seek him first. To seek his approval, his fellowship, and his wisdom over man's. I have some goals for the new year which I hope to share with you soon but most of all I want to make it my goal to please him and be found in him.

My family and I had such a nice Christmas. We are so blessed. I am so thankful for all that he has given me and all that he has done in my life bringing me to the place I am now. Looking back at my life, I really have to pinch myself to make sure it's real. I know that God still has so much in store and I am excited to see how it's all going to unfold in the coming year.

I am so thankful for everyone one of you that takes the time to read my random blog posts on my life, faith, diys and ramblings. I so appreciate every one of your sweet comments and feedback. Really, it makes me giddy when I see I have a comment;)

My hope and prayer is that somehow God would encourage and inspire you through this little space and that we would become friends. Please let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to know more about me and my family and tell me about you and your family!

How was your Christmas? Did you let pressure and stress get to you or did you just enjoy the season? 
Are you looking forward to the new year or dreading it?? 

Hoping you had a merry Christmas and will have a happy and blessed new year!!!

With much love,
The Harris Family


  1. "I need to make it my goal to seek him first. To seek his approval, his fellowship, and his wisdom over man's."

    This is such a good point, and the best way to go into the new year. I am definitely feeling like I need to think and pray over the coming year and my priorities. Glad to hear you had such a nice Christmas, and blessings to you and your family for the new year :-)

  2. That low after the high is experienced here too. Something about the preparations all month and then, woof, it is over in a matter of hours. My heart is always heavy afterwards too. I always plan a New Years Day celebration with my family so I stretch it out a little bit longer. Love how you shared your heart today at our Tuesday Talk link up. Do join us back next week and meet our new co-hosts.

  3. What a beautiful family! Glad to hear you all had a wonderful Christmas. This week is so weird in between Christmas and New Years. We took this week off homeschool, and we had no idea what day it was today lol! It's good to be relaxing though. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

  4. So glad you had a great Christmas. We did too after a rough few months. God is good!

  5. I go through a little post Christmas blues every year too. It's always nice to have something to look forward to after Christmas. I love when you said, "I need to hide myself in Jesus until I am lost in him." That's really beautiful! Thank you for sharing this lovely post at #100HappyDays!


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