Monday, December 13, 2010

Choosing Joy

At moments like this in life joy doesn't come easily.  Even though Christmas has exploded around us, my heart is weary.  I am still not sleeping (4 hours total in the past 2 days).  Ainsley and I both have colds.  I have a party at my house on Saturday for over 50 people.  To say that I am worn to the bone would be an understatement.

I know I have every excuse to choose to be grumpy this Christmas Season.  But I am choosing joy.  Because I have to.  I am called to.  Otherwise this would be in vain. 

And thankfully I don't have to find that Joy within myself.  That Joy comes from Our Savior.  And that is something to celebrate.


  1. Hi Tracey, Thanks for sharing your heart. Praying for you. I'm having a struggle, too, and was encouraged by your post, especially about not having to find that joy in myself, but in Him. What a precious gift! I hope your party is lots of fun and delicious (I'm sure it will be!) Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. It eventually gets easier, not better, just easier to deal with the pain. Soon there will be more good days than bad. I'm praying for you...find peace in the joy of the season and how much that sweet baby girl will love Christmas this year!


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