Expectations during the Holidays A pastoral family has a different Christmas experience: it comes with the territory. You adjust expectations and ‘do the next thing.’ My list of the next thing is always quite different, however. LOL! Reality Then, just before Christmas, we welcomed Sadie into our family: a new life. Precious. Beautiful. So much..
Knowing that the holidays are approaching can make some people nervous in August! Whether you have warm, fuzzy memories of family gatherings… or you remember stress-filled, angry conversations with visiting relatives…or lonely days… in our yearly calendars, October through January (when the financial ledger of the previous months becomes black and white) bring a flood..