Winterize Within: Conclusion and Reflection

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Again, I thank you for joining in the Winterizing Within series this week.  I hope you have found some inspiration for thoughtful and intentional preparation for the end of the year.

This final focus on winterizing does not involve any work, and in fact, it should not be limited to just one day.

We spent our week cleaning out, sorting through, and taking action on the stuff of raising children.  Throughout today and the days that follow in this beautiful time of autumn, pause a little each day to consider who you and your children have become in the months that are now behind us.

Spend time as a family reminiscing about the best of the last year.  Make notes to yourself in a journal, scrapbook, or photo album.  Tell the grandparents a story or two about the growth you have seen in your children in the past year.

Before the hurry and scurry of the holidays picks up, fill up your gratitude tank with the simple joy of appreciating this moment in time.

What has brought the most joy to the life of your family in the past year?

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  1. My husband lost his job right before Christmas last year. It ended up being the biggest blessing, as he’s been self-employed and working from home ever since. Having him at home and looking back over all the wonderful moments we’ve shared as a family because we’ve been together so much has brought the most joy to my family this past year.

  2. LOVE THIS SERIES! Unfortunately I just found it tonight but plan to backtrack and do all of these purges. Love the steps toward organization. This is genius. I also like looking back at our year. Oddly enough my husband, twins and I were just watching old home videos so the memories are fresh 🙂
    .-= becky@oursweetpeas´s last blog ..Halloween 2009 =-.

  3. On the 25th of Decemebr 2009, it is my supposed giving birth to my first baby. Have been trying to conceive for 2 years and last April, I tested positive on a pregnancy kit. After having it confirmed by a blood serum test and 3 doctors – 2weeks went well until I had bleeding. It was a very hurt-filled experience. I was heart broken. I almost forgot that my husband has been giving me his full support and I have become so insensitive that he, too, is suffering from this loss.
    In this painful journey, I have come to realize how lucky I am for having a very loving and supportive husband. We have grown to love and respect each other more.