Friday, December 19, 2008


It seems there is just not enough time at Christmas to get all the things done that need to be tended to. It is like there is a different clock that comes into your life at Christmas and the hands move twice as fast as normal. Life seems to pick up and try to adapt to the speed, but somehow it can never catch up. I love the season, just wish we could slow down and enjoy it.

We also have a lot going on with NAFA at this time of year. It actually helps my Christmas spirit because what better to do then help an animal live a better life. We are currently working with another rescue to provide homes for 30 something puppy mill dogs. We love to watch as they turn from fearing everything to knowing what a warm bed, treats, fresh food and water, and especially toys are. The first toy grab is the best feeling or the first time they come to see you instead of you having to find them.

The moments that we all cherish most vary from person to person, but we all have something that makes the meaning of our holiday. This next year I have decided to try and live my life everyday as I do around Christmas. I will walk with a little lighter step, smile at a few more strangers, make time to visit family, but most importantly remember that good is out there at every turn you just have to look harder for it.

We hope that you and all of your families have a wonderful holiday season and that you go home with a peace that will last for months on end. Take that little extra time to do something kind you may not see the rewards instantly, but you will feel them as time goes on.

1 comment:

  1. I totally know what you mean. Christmas goes by too fast. While I was shopping last week a store was actually already taking down their decorations before Christmas with a ton of customers around.

    The joy you must get from helping place rescued dogs must be incredible. I volunteer in the community at our local children's hospital. And seeing that a prize that you gave them brought a smile to their face, even though you know that they are in great pain touches your heart in a way that is just amazing.

    I hope you had a wonderful holiday! Your pictures are just great!

    Staci (Addie's mom)