Good morning….afternoon…evening. Whichever it may be, I hope it’s actually beyond good.
The glass half full girl says that Christmas is almost here and I cannot wait. The glass half empty girl says that Christmas is almost over and I dread that. I love this time of year. Yes, I know that Christmas should be in our hearts all year long, but December just seems to be a magical time for the majority of folks and I love being right in the mix of all of that “magicalness”.
I am savoring the Christmas music, the Christmas lights, the Christmas goodies, even the hustle and bustle. I am soaking it all in. I am enjoying. I am praising the Lord for His perfect Son Jesus and for this time to celebrate His birth. I am holding on to all three of my children still being at home for Christmas. I am wrapping presents, watching Christmas movies, drinking Santa’s White Christmas coffee. I am marveling in the fact that God sent His only Son to be born so that He could die. For me. That’s always such a sobering thought for me. I am trying to pick out the “just right” gifts for those that I love so much. I want them to know how much they mean to me. Not just by the gift but by the heart that goes into the gift. I am sitting beside or near my Christmas tree every time I can because I love the relaxed feeling I get when I sit here looking at the lights and the delicate ornaments that hang from it’s branches. It soothes me. I have kept Christmas music playing for days upon days and have lit every candle that I can light to make my house smell like Christmas. I love Christmas. I always have. But this year, I am holding it close to my heart…for many reasons. Not bad reasons….just reasons.
I have already shared our living room and dining room simply dressed for Christmas. Now I want to share what would welcome you if you were entering our home to celebrate with us this holiday season.
Nothing fancy but filled with love for all who visit.