Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Loving what is ours.
Some of you asked for it...so here it is! Our Chaotic Cathcart Family Picture. Here we are. Messy. Happy. Real. Loving what is ours. This isn't anything I had in mind for our Christmas picture, but it seems to display exactly what it needed to. Real life. Now I realize most people might have had several good pictures along with the out takes. Most of ours were just...well this. It was a crazy day where I had no control. There were fits thrown and tears shed. But in the end the picture is just a picture. A small glimpse of our life. There are definitely many smiles, joy, and love in our home. There is also chaos, fits thrown, and struggles to endure. This year I can't give you a perfect picture. And I'm okay with that. I think this has reminded me to love what is ours. Imperfections and all. So as we celebrate Christmas, in those times where I want to control the chaos and make for a pretty picture, I'm going to try and relax and let it happen. And focus on what this season is really about. It's about love coming into a dark, chaotic place. And I'm so grateful for that love; God's gift that has been my joy, even in the midst of chaos and unknown.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Love, The Cathcarts