“The thing I dislike the most about Christmas is that it must end…” Please continue reading my Little House Legacy article in the newest edition of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.
There is much I will remember about this Christmas. I was blessed to spend the day with my mom and sister. We played Catan board games late into the evening. My sister gave me a very special gift. Before I share it, let me share a little backstory.
The past year has been full of transitions for me. I left my steady, “safe” office job to enter the world of writing and editing in a new way. I’ve been writing for years, and I worked at a part time editorial job during much of 2012. But March 15, 2013, I officially left the world of the office and turned to writing and editing as my sole profession.
It’s been an amazing, exciting, and stressful year. I have seen God’s hand at work in more ways than I could mention. Through it all, my greatest fear is that I will somehow neglect my family. They have shared with me numerous times their love and support of my decision, another blessing I am most grateful for. But for Christmas, my sister gave me a unique gift that showed her total support of this new writing life I have entered.
Last summer, I became a columnist for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, writing a series of articles called Little House Legacy, based on the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. My sister created a pattern representing the cover of one of the magazines, then stitched a wall hanging for me from plastic canvas.
I cannot express how grateful I am for the love and support of my mom and sister. I know that God would make a way for me to fulfill what He has called me to do, regardless of whether they supported me or not, but I honestly cannot imagine what that would look like. I am forever grateful that I do not need to.
Thank you both, and thank You, Lord.
Today I’m linking up with these lovely Christian authors to share more of our thoughts and reflections on the Christmas that has past and the new year that is just beginning.