I was chatting with a dear friend yesterday.
We have not spoken in a while. I wanted to tell her I miss her, I wanted to tell her life has been full and exciting and instead I said “I am sorry “. Then she said sorry too. We were apologising for being busy, not finding the time to catch up.
Looking back no apology was needed, from either of us. No wrong had been done, no injury, no hurt or neglect.
I was using sorry to cover up for my awkwardness and the truth.
My truth is, I have been busy taking care of my family.
Busy keeping up with the end of year flurry of activity for the kids.
Busy decorating my home, busy cooking cakes and biscuits for Christmas gifts.
Busy making slideshows and other gifts with photos.
Busy working, busy shopping, busy cleaning, busy getting it all ready.
I am not sorry for this busy, I love this busy. Enjoy this busy. I plan this busy. I even create more of this busy.
Christmas is busy and this excites and exhausts me and I am not sorry.
My dearest friends and I know we will be enjoying a meal together this December, we always do.
Somehow, somewhere, time opens up in our schedules and we saturate ourselves in the joy of friendship.
We find time, make time and holt the busy to enjoy these moments that matter.
This is Christmas, it is busy and I am not sorry.
How do you feel about being busy at Christmas? Are you ever sorry?