Before the Flurry

Today is my 16th wedding anniversary. And my son’s last day of school before Christmas break. And packing day for our move to Kansas.

Before we get swept up in this flurry of activity, my family and I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas.

Take courage. Take heart. That is my greeting for you.

When in the hustle and bustle of the holidays you need a shot of brave, sit down. Relax. Read.

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Find a smile and a nudge of strength in the next two weeks of Reader’s Choice favorite posts.

Better yet, try the Bible. It’s been known to instill beauty for ashes, joy for mourning, praise for despair. In it is true peace on earth—peace we can have with God through Christ.

Thank you for reading. I’m humbled and honored that you do.

God willing, I’ll see you on the other side of the New Year with a bevy of new posts. You know there’s always another story to tell.

The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. John 1:14 NIV

God is not dead, nor does He sleep. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day by Casting Crowns.

Less Ordinary Designs: Sara Luke

Sara Luke of Less Ordinary Designs created the map card featured in this post.

less ordinary designsSara designs awesome cards for awesome people. Featuring more than 600 designs, she customizes, prints and sells though her etsy shop.

Charming designs, joyful entrepreneur, happy customers.

Sara Luke and sons

Less Ordinary Designs is extraordinary in my book.

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12 Responses to Before the Flurry

  1. Have a wonderful Christmas as well Aimee. Much love to you and your family and safe travels. Congrats on your anniversary! It is a wonderful thing to share life with someone you love that much….

    God bless,


  2. Elizabeth Whelan

    The bad news…I didn’t fall asleep last night until well after 3:00 am! The good news, around 1:00ish I turned to your blog for some comfort and words of wisdom. I was sure I must be the first to be reading today’s post.

    It is funny how things work out. I SO remember exactly where you are today. So, since I had some time on my hands last night and this morning — I sent you some mighty prayers from Texas and asked God to bless you all in the next couple of weeks. I was so anxious over everthing on your plate –just as if it was me when I did it! Finally God just put a complete peace over me and I knew he had it covered. No worries!!!

    I am going to continue my prayers and wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas! Thank you for your all-year long gift to us! What a testiment to you that I could seek your blog even in the middle of the night for wisdom!!

    Now off to get some wisdom on strep!!!
    Peace and joy!

    • Oh, Elizabeth! Strep?! I hope everyone is well in your house soon!

      Thank you for reading. You and your comments are a blessing and encouragement to me. I so appreciate your prayers during this transition too. I’m clinging to Peace and moving forward.

      BTW guess who I had coffee with yesterday? Stacey F! She said to tell you hi. I love her and you! How crazy to think we met each other so many years ago and that we’d still be friends even with all the moves and changes. I’ll send you her contact info once the dust settles.

      Merry Christmas, E! Watch for your Reader’s Choice to post in the next two weeks…

  3. Joy

    Fantastic, Aimee! Take courage and take heart, thank you and the same goes out to you and yours. I just bought some Casting Crowns and they are the new favorite in my household… Have a wonderful Christmas, god bless you! Happy anniversary too :-)

  4. Anita S

    What a beautiful greeting! Blessings to you and your family this holiday as you celebrate the birth of Christ even in your busy-ness of other activities. My prayers are with you all. Merry Christmas!

  5. Harold

    Aimee, Happy anniversary. I know that Jeff said it was your anniversary today and the movers were coming. I trust that the trip for you, Jeff and Theo will be a good one, and that 2012 will bring many blessings into your life. Will be praying for safety as you travel and God’s blessings on you in this coming year. May the adjustment to a new home, school and friends for all go smoothly. I am sure that each of you will bring blessings to those you meet in Wichita.

  6. Diana Byrd

    Merry Christmas to all the Whetstines, & to all a good night! (: God’s best to you in the New Year in a new season!! (: