Married Christmas and a Happy New Year

Christmas and New Year’s is the best, busiest time of year.  It drives me absolutely crazy and yet makes me so happy.  This Christmas–our first together–led us to take on such experiences as a real Christmas tree (prickly needles and all), holiday candies and cookies, and starting our own holiday traditions.  These things take time of course.  You don’t just up and start a tradition.  We made sure to decorate the tree together and arranged for times to just be alone.

It was a wonderful celebration.  I loved getting to spend time with him after our crazy semester.  I’m so thankful for this time to rest and recover, and I dread the days ahead which will require much more hard work.  We’ll be living on a smaller income due to the fact that one of my jobs as a student employee has come to an end.  We’ll survive.  I have confidence that God will be faithful and take care of us.  But I do worry.  I mostly don’t want to see him stress about it, to work himself to death trying to make ends meet.  I wish I could find another job, but this is not the ideal time to be job hunting.

Regardless of the coming struggle, we prepare to celebrate the New Year. We’ll probably spend it with family, but it won’t be that exciting.  At least we’ll be together.  For the first time in a long time, I feel comfortable with this coming year.  I normally focus on my regrets, the things I wish I could have done…but this year, I’m really just thankful.  It’s been one of the best years of my life.  I’ve graduated, I’ve gotten married, I’m living with the man I love.  What more could I want?  So what would I regret?  I’m not looking forward to everything in 2011, but I’m ready for it.  I’m ready to move on.

One of my resolutions for this year is to be a better blogger.  So, as part of that I’m joining other bloggers is the Post A Week challenge.  I’m signing up right now.  If you’re a reader, I hope you’ll celebrate the good things that come of it and just ignore anything that’s not great.  So, here we go.  This is post #1.  Let’s see what the next year holds.

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