Wait, I didn’t send Christmas cards this year?

Since returning to Texas from the end of our trip I have had several things on my mind.  One of the things that has occupied my thoughts are Christmas cards.

Yes, I just returned from a 10 week long trip and I am concerned by the fact I didn’t take the time to create and send out Christmas cards.  It’s kinda lame, I realize.  People, for the most part, have stayed connected with us on Facebook, the blog, or this thing called in person relationships.  However, I have it set in my mind that we need to send out Christmas cards.  Or at the very least send an end of the year letter outlining every cotton pickin’ thing our family has done over the last year.

In reality the point of a Christmas card is to send someone a greeting or wishes for a Merry Christmas.  The point is not to share every last detail of our year.  The last thing I want to do is brag about some sort of accomplishment our family has made.  So then why do I feel a need to tell everyone about the amazing adventures we have been on?  Why do I have this desire to show photos of our trip to everyone I know?

Then it hit me –  This Big Trip was (and is, we are technically not “settled” yet.) huge.  We are ready to hunker down and find our long term home.  We are done with the transient-never-settled-life.  Maybe in the back of my mind I feel like this is our last big thing in our life.  I’m not saying it is impossible, with God *nothing* is impossible.  I would have never dreamed up a trip like this, but he had it planned all along.  I am just not sure what God could come up with next that could top this.  Whatever he has in store for us, I look forward to it.

Please bear with me as I continue to soak in the memories and share them as I relive them.

Tomorrow I will some how try to wrap up our year.  I still have many photos to go through and edit.  There are many memories I have yet to document.  Christmas cards and McGovernville in review letters will not get sent out this year.  Rest assured my friends, I do hope that you and your family have had a blessed holiday season.  I do hope that your Christmas was amazing and this New Year brings more amazing wonders than you have ever known.

Love, the McGoverns


Updated: January 2, 2015 — 9:32 am
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