Embracing Imperfection

Wanna know a dirty little secret?  For all my plotting and planning, all my early shopping and careful Advent preparations, all my reminders to self to smile, be merry, and enjoy Christmas through the eyes of my children… I’m having a less than perfect Christmas Eve Eve.  And yesterday, a less than perfect Eve Eve Eve.

I’m not certain about everything that the next few days will bring, but I do know that Perfection is coming… and I can let go.

Let go of the Christmas cards that will have to become New Years cards (again).

Let go of the undone Advent devotions.

Let go of the last minute gift that isn’t a bit meaningful.

Let go of the psychedelic cookie cutouts.

Let go of the dust in my house and on my heart.

Let go of the crankiness and craziness.

Let go of perfection.

I’m choosing this Christmas to embrace my imperfection, allowing the gift of perfection wrapped in swaddling clothes to embrace all of us… again.

Merry Christmas, Friends!


  1. What a great reminder! I’ve struggled a lot this year to accomplish all those “normal” Christmas things…nothing seems to be happening. Thank you for reminding me, yet again, of the true Reason for the Season, and that sometimes, it is better to let go! Thanks! 🙂

  2. This is just as it should be, Amy.:)

    Christmas is about the birth of Christ, not how wonderful our homes are decorated, how well we cook, or any other silly notion. I believe we need to enjoy our families and stress much less about all the details.:) All is well!

    Christmas blessing to you and your family!

  3. Great reminder!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family as well! 🙂

  4. I really enjoy your blog. I don’t always leave a note, but I usually pop over to read what you have to say.

    Just wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  5. What a wonderful reminder to enjoy the season!

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and send you warm wishes for a Happy New Year!

  6. I hear you!!

  7. I was able to let go and relax and enjoy this year, and it was wonderful! My daughter is nearly 2, and channeling her wonder and enthusiasm did much for my spirit.


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