His answer shocked me.
“How can I show you love this Christmas?” I had asked my husband. His first words (“more physical affection”) I expected. But not what came next: “Quiet. Peace. Less doing and more time just enjoying each other.” He looked at me to see if I understood.
His simple Christmas wish was to come home to a haven of rest each evening. In my quest to create a magical Christmas experience for my family, I had overloaded our social calendar and run us all ragged. And I’m not the only one.
There are lots of things we could be doing this holiday season, but when we turn the calendar page into the next year, few of them will be remembered. So instead of adding another Pinterest project to our already-length list, let’s consider what we can leave out so we can enjoy a less-stressful and more restful Christmas season.