My dad had surgery and I was fortunate enough to get to spend time with him while he recuperated. We were able to spend quantity and quality time together. As my dad gets older, it is more and more important to me to do just that.
Our daughter had a procedure this fall. It did not go as expected and we all were very disappointed. Now we have to back up and punt. We know God has it under control but looking at it from this side is still hard. We are unsure what the future holds and I think that is the most upsetting part. We are looking to the future with the doctors and God to see what we should do next.
Craft Show Report
I just completed my 2nd Annual Trunk Sale on Tuesday, December 1. Despite the lagging economy, I think I did pretty well. This year’s sale was not quite as good as last year but better than expected. My plan is to continue my Annual Trunk Sale and help people have a calm, stress free shopping experience where they can purchase handmade quality items.
What I am Learning ... People Want to Know Someone Cares
I am reminded of this sentiment, which is also truth, during this Christmas season. We are all making plans for Christmas parties, caroling, charitable events, and so on. Are making plans to get to know someone new on a personal level? Are we trying to make REAL connections? Are our interactions only on the superficial level? It is super easy to feel involved when we quickly drop coins in a red bucket or make a quick drop off to a food bank that is already on our way. We make a mad dash in and out, and then we are quick to forget about a personal interaction or trying to build a relationship.