The time has come. Our jaunt in Texas has come to a close. We started off shaky, Texas, you and I. When we arrived your weather stole my breath and made me perspire. I wanted to like you, though. So I hung in there with you. Slowly, ever so slowly, you brought some cool(er) weather... and even some friends. Some old, some new. I even like your mix of city & cowboy, of uptown & country. You're not so bad, after all, Texas. In fact, I like you. We'll come back to visit, no worries.
Up next... The Great Roadtrip of 2010. That's right, Justin and I are leaving out first thing in the morning (Lord, help us, I'm not a morning person and neither is my man) to make the drive home. Home to Alabama. After we rest from the initial 12 hour drive, we will take a little tour to see friends & family...those folks that we love so greatly and haven't seen in far too long.
Our hearts are greatful for this opportunity to journey home. To take the month of December off to spend time sitting by fires bundled with quilts, hot chocolate or perhaps wine in hand. To laugh. To talk. To listen. To rest. To give. To receive. My prayer for us is to be present. To know that we have planned and prepared for this month and now that it is here, to enjoy it, to rest in it. To soak in every last drop of the richness that is family and friends... and most importantly, the grace of the Lord upon us in the form of the infant Christ.
December, we welcome you with open arms & expectant hearts & reckless abandon.
And we promise to be present.
Coming to a city near you...
Tuscaloosa, Alabama // Nashville, Tennessee // Louisville, Kentucky // Birmingham, Alabama // Mobile, Alabama // Troy, Alabama // Headland & Dothan, Alabama
ps my internet activity may be sporadic, but I plan to be present here in blogland as well. I have not forgotten that I promised a post about one of my fav winter treats... check back soon, would you?
here's a little hint...