Father, as we prepare to dive into Christmas week, I ask that You help us to slow down. Lord, I don't want my family to remember how crazed mom was every Christmas. I want them to remember how special I made every moment.
Just as Mary after the birth of Jesus, "kept all these things and pondered them in her heart," (Lk 2:19) Lord, I pray that we find the time to ponder as well.
Help us to slow down, enjoy time with our family and friends, and give us many moment to treasure. -In Jesus' name, Amen.