“Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.” Psalm 116:7
Rest…such a simple and yet complicated concept to a mother and business owner. For weeks now, we have been working round the clock preparing for the Collective Grace pop-up event, stocking stores, traveling to Austin for ‘A Handmade Christmas,’ and creating orders for shipping… not to mention all that goes along with readying a household for the holidays.
But this fullness is short-lived. Soon the Christmas music will fade to the “Countdowns of 2017” as the New Year approaches... the pinging of my inbox will slow… the hustle to find the right gifts will stretch into long days spent playing with new presents surrounded by family… and we in the Tetzlaff family will have time for our souls to rest.
The best part of the holidays is now - the orders are shipped, the stores are filled and the garage is closed down until the new year. We will spend endless hours in the car traveling from MN to IA to WI and back to MN and my heart will be filled as we spend time with family doing nothing but 'just being together'. These are the days we'll remember.
For those of you who have ordered from us this season, thank you for your business. Your signs have been prepared and packaged with love, and I am giddy with anticipation of the photos you’ll share with our art gracing the walls of your homes. The Lord is so, so good. I hope you're surrounded by those you love and your hearts will be light as we celebrate the greatest gift, the birth of Jesus. Merry Christmas from our family to yours! allison