It’s the most wonderful time of the year
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. Not because of the presents but because of all the celebrations that happen. Between the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas day we are invited to numerous parties, whether it’s for a work or play. It’s a time to enjoy those around us, dress up in ugly sweaters or sparkle in glitter. Sip on loaded eggnog or unloaded Christmas punch. It’s a time to eat without the guilt…or so we tell ourselves.
As my sons have gotten older some of the child like whimsy of Christmas has changed. No more leaving out cookies for Santa, No more putting together toys Christmas Eve, No more waking up at the crack of dawn to excited children. But that’s ok because my sons now understand the true meaning of Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus. They understand that it is a time to acknowledge the baby that was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Don’t get me wrong my sons still want gifts but they understand that the gifts under the tree are not a given but are truly a GIFT.
I pray that you & your family spend some quality time remembering the reason for this season. I pray that we teach our future generations that this season is not all about receiving but about giving.
Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
Beewisdom- The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart. Helen Keller